Welcome to the Art Department at Madison Middle School.
I am extremely excited to be teaching at Madison Middle School again this year. This will be my tenth year teaching art and my seventh year teaching Painting and Advanced Art at MMS. This school is a special place! I have known that since my first day here. I previously taught Art I, II, III, & IV at Clinton High School and Art I & II at Forest Hill High School. I am originally from South Jackson and graduated from Forest Hill. I have lived in Madison for fifteen years and I have a daughter starting ninth grade at Rosa and a son in fourth grade at Madison Station. We love being Jaguars!
After high school, I attended Hinds Community College where a played soccer for two years and began taking art classes. I later transferred to Ole Miss where I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Art with an emphasis in graphic design and a minor in English. After college, I moved to Orlando and worked my way up to production manager at a prominent sign company where I made things for Universal Studios and B.A.S.S., just to name a few clients that we worked with regularly. A few years later, I decided that I wanted to be more involved in the fine arts so I came home and went back to Hinds where I completed an intensive teaching program to earn my teaching certification. I am an active artist in our local community. I have made signs and designed logos for some local companies such as Pizza Shack, Madison County Gymnastics, and Sal & Phil's. I also participate in art shows and festivals around the state where I show my paintings of MS wildlife, marine life, and landscapes. I have work on display at Interiors Market in Fondren, Smith Marine and Saltine. In November of 2016, Jackson Free Press named me as their Jacksonian. I look forward to a fun and entertaining year getting to know your student and helping them become more visually aware of the world they live in.