Hello, nice to meet you!
I'm a Pennsylvania certified teacher in Middle Grade Science (4-8) and Technology Education (PK-12). My goal is to work with schools to create hubs for hands on, project-based learning through STEAM and environmental education.
I work in the Erie, PA region as an independent rostered Teaching Artist with Erie Arts & Culture and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Through my work as a Teaching Artist, I work alongside teachers to integrate media arts (stop-motion animation, film, game design), visual arts, and environmental arts into core curriculum.
My background includes environmental education programs in Vermont and Washington, D.C. as well as several years working in the small farms and community food systems movements. I farmed a two-acre vegetable farm for a season with a business partner, and I still grow a big garden every year.
I began focusing on arts and technology integration in 2013 and later opened an educational non-profit organization, Box of Light Studios, with my husband.
I live in Erie, PA with my husband and our dog, Pretzel.