I am working towards my teaching certificate and Master’s in Secondary Education, in Juneau Alaska. I graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) with a major in comic art in the Spring of 2014. MCAD is one of the few schools in the country with a dedicated comic program, and by comics I mean graphic novels, comic strips, comic books.. etc. I’ve done some work for Vertigo, the kid’s magazine Cicada, and Minnesota Public Radio and have been lucky enough to travel all over the country and into Canada for comic events. I’m interested in bringing comics into the classroom and also bringing in some of the ideas within comics that I believe are sometimes overlooked or undervalued in art classes.
I currently student teach at Juneau Douglas High School, where I graduated from in 2010, and am also the main art teacher for the local charter school. I’m currently instructing kids from 4th & 5th grade, 6th to 9th grade, and 9th to 12th grade and I am eager to learn more about classroom management. I’ve very quickly learned the value of reaching out and talking to a variety to different teachers to learn their techniques and tools for classroom management. There is quite a bit of overlap within the variety of classes I’ve been teaching, but each class definitely has it’s own personality.
I also teach and perform improvisational theater.