I grew up outside of Philadelphia in a family of artists where learning about, creating and appreciating art was just a part of life. After working with my artist parents in their art shop and gallery, I decided to major in Communications and minor in Studio Art at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. I spent all of my free time in the studio however, and my passion for art making and history only grew. After graduating from college and working in real estate for two years, I moved to Vermont in 1984 to purchase The Quail’s Nest Bed and Breakfast Inn. I ran the inn for ten years and raised three amazing children. After a few years I discovered that my true passion was working with students in the classroom, and in 2005 I earned my Vermont Teaching license in Art Education. I joined the faculty at Long Trail School in 2008 and it is a phenomenal place to come to work everyday! The climate of energy, enthusiasm and shared joy of learning is infectious for all of us. Outside of school I enjoy painting, yoga, hiking, skiing, kayaking, travel, and taking as many art classes as I can to expand my own practice and bring new techniques back to my classroom.