I have been the art teacher and basketball coach for the past five years at Grayslake Middle School. I pride myself on being a teacher and an artist. Teaching allows me to model and pass my passion for art onto my students. Recently, I earned an ESL Endorsement from National Louis University with continued coursework towards a Special Education endorsement and Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. My philosophy is "art for all" as my lessons and delivery are catered to all types of students and all skill levels, with a focus on visual literacy and content-specific vocabulary to further support academic language beyond the typical core classes.