|I have pursued art as a personal interest for as long as I can remember. I have an art studio at home and show my paintings and drawings locally. After graduating from Chico State, I taught out of the area for two years. I have taught at PV for many years and I've been Department Chair since 2004. One of my goals as an art teacher is to help students find a positive creative outlet through the visual arts. I am amazed constantly by the art created by teen-agers and I am proud that many of my former students have gone on to pursue careers in the arts. A few years ago I received an Exemplary Program Award from the California Art Educators Association.