After 18 years; its all over

It has been a pleasure to be apart of DCPS Arts community it has shaped who I am as both an educator and as an artist. For the last 18 years, I have called DCPS home whether it be at MLKing Elementary or at the Truesdell Education Campus.

However, on February 22, 2017 I will no longer be a teacher within DC Public Schools. After 18 years of serving the students of the District of Columbia I will be leaving to peruse other interest outside of Washington, DC. I have accepted an elementary art teaching job with Charles County (Maryland) Public School. One thing that you all may not have been aware of is that I have been making a 4-hour round trip commute to work these last two years and it has taken a toll on me both physically and mentally.

It was time for me to stop "living to work" and to start "working to live"... I have missed/wasted too much time sitting in traffic trying to get from Point A to Point B. 4 hours a day for 180 days equals 30 full days days just traveling and sitting in a car to get to work in one school year. NO MORE