I am excited to be teaching another year at BAPP. BAPP has a special place in my heart. I found BAPP when I was looking for a school for my son, Elias. He attended BAPP from 2003-2005. I started working at BAPP in 2004 and I have been a part of the community ever since. I have dedicated much of my life to early childhood and art education, I have two degrees in art from VCU (craft and education). I have over 30 years of teaching experience and have taught and designed curricula for various groups from, young children to senior citizens in a variety of approaches including Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, and Montessori. I am active in the Richmond dance communities and enjoy gardening and being in the natural world. I also enjoy boating, hiking, and camping with my husband, Jimmy.