Home of the Blue Crabs of Character

February 27, 2017 marked the beginning of a new era in education for me. After 18 years with 2 different schools within the District of Columbia Public Schools, I bring my talents to St Georges Drive in Waldorf, Maryland where I will join the staff of The Blue Crabs of Character at Mary B. Neal Elementary School of Charles County (MD) Public Schools to be their Visual Arts teacher.

Even with a new school setting, my teaching style has not changed not one bit. I still feel that the purpose of Elementary Art is to expose students to the tactile, tangible, hands-on learning experiences students need for overall academic and social growth to prepare for high school, college, career, and beyond. I will do this by supporting content knowledge acquisition and providing concrete, real-world life skills that will stay with students for a lifetime. I will meet students where they are and serve as a gateway to learning across the content areas, and I will promote critical thinking and problem solving.

Here are a list of upcoming projects for the 2017-18 School Year at Neal.


Sequential Stories (2nd and 3rd Grade)
Toucan Drawing and Painting (4th and 5th Grade)
Volunteer Flowers (Kgn and 1st Grade)
Read Aloud and Respond with Art (Kgn and 1st Grade)
Creatures vs. Monsters (ALL)
Symmetrical Portraits (4th Grade)
Cereal Box Designs (4th and 5th Grades)
Positive/Negative Cityscapes (2nd and 3rd Grades)
Piet Mondrian Paintings (Kgn and 1st Grade)
Alexander Calder, circus drawings (Kgn and 1st Grade)
Complementary Color Study (2nd and 3rd Grades)
WaterColor Lady Bugs (Kgn and 1st Grade)
Pasta Cars (4th and 5th Grades)
WaterColor Lady Bugs (Kgn and 1st Grade)
Pointillism Landscape (2nd and 3rd Grades)
Yarn Landscapes (4th and 5th Grades)


2017 Student Artist of the Quarter (1st)

Kindergarten
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1st Grade
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2nd Grade
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3rd Grade
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4th Grade
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5th Grade
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