I am beyond excited and blessed to be in my sixth year teaching at Central Christian School and serving my third year as Fine Arts Director. All of us at CCS feel the excitement of what God is doing in our school, and I am very thankful to be a part of what we will experience this year.
I have over 20 years of experience teaching students of all ages. I love being able to teach in the areas I am the most passionate about, the Bible and Visual Arts. Along with my experience in the classroom, I have served within my church teaching bible study classes in the children’s and high school student ministries.
In addition to my teaching experience, I have a wide range of training including photography training from the New York Institute of Photography, certification as a Child Development Associate from the Council for Professional Recognition, and a degree in Medical Assisting from West Georgia Technical College.
Serving as Central’s Fine Arts Director is an honor. As the Director, I organize and assist teachers in planning the academic and fine arts competitions our students compete in through GAPPS.
Above all, I have the privilege of teaching Upper School Bible, Photography, Advanced Art, and lead upper school students to create meaningful yearbooks. I have extensive experience in producing yearbooks and facilitate that effort here at CCS. Lower School students meet with me each week to learn, practice and master art styles and techniques. In addition, when I joined the Crusader family in 2015, I had the honor of introducing the first photography elective at CCS.
One of the most rewarding aspects of my job in fine arts is seeing my students win GICAA Regional Awards for their photography and artwork. In May 2019, our students were awarded 1st place in Painting and Mixed Media in the GICAA State Competition. In 2018, our Visual Arts students placed second, earning a trophy in the GICAA West Region Art Competition, making history here at CCS.
Nineteen years ago, I happily married my husband Steven, and together we have three sons, Tucker, Garrett, and Clayton. Tucker and Garrett are 2020 graduates of CCS, and Clayton is in ninth grade here at Central.