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K-8 Art Teacher
I grew up in Pompton Plains and Pequannock, NJ and attended public school. I started working with kids at a young age when I taught Sunday school as a teenager and took up several babysitting jobs. I discovered my real passion for teaching when I wrote a book in 8th grade and shared it with local elementary schools. I attended William Paterson University for art education after receiving nearly a full scholarship. I always enjoyed art, and enjoy painting and drawing animals and landscapes most of all. I have done some commissions for portraits and murals. Recently, I have been working with Rainbow Loom by putting up tutorials on how to make complex animals using their products on my Youtube channel. I also teach weekly art lessons at a studio in Pompton Lakes.
After graduating, openings in the field of art education were rare. I used my substitute teaching license to sub in Wayne while I searched for jobs. During my student teaching, I always wanted to bring my faith up, but I was not permitted to because it is a public school. I am so excited and blessed to get to work at EC and share not only my gifts, but my faith as well!
I always wanted to share my faith in my teaching experience but was never able to. It is wonderful to see how God always knew my desires, and then used them to lead me to such a great Christian school! I also know someone really well who attended EC, and he turned out to be a very well educated, humble man, strong in the faith, so I know that EC does a good job teaching and discipling the students to follow God. I also subbed at the middle school during Small Group Day and saw how well the 8th graders lead the group in discussion and prayer.