As an artist and teacher, an important aspect of Angela’s curriculum at
East Cobb Middle School involves allowing students to have a hands-on
experience in every facet of the creative process. Her teaching style is to
understand her students’ unique interests and needs, taking the time to know
each student as they learn the art process. Angela strives to help students
discover a deeper level of artistic thought, and support them as they apply it
to their own artwork, regardless of their level of ability. She believes that
Art is a basic necessity to be included in the education of all children. She
is intent on passing on her understanding of the feelings and focus of
well-known artists, their art, and their art-making.
Simply put, teaching brings Angela great joy.
Angela has been teaching Art for over 12 years. She is a 1999 graduate of
Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, where she majored in
Communication Arts and Design, and Art Education. In 2004, as a member of the
Cobb County Cohort Group, she earned a degree in Special Education from
Georgia State University. She currently holds a Georgia state license,
certified to teach:
Art Education (PreK-12)
Middle Grades Education
Middle Grades Language Arts
Special Education Language Arts--Cognitive Level
Special Education General Curriculum--Consultative
Angela is originally from Fairfax County, Virginia, where she attended Lake
Braddock Secondary School and graduated in 1992 with Art Honors. She began her
career in education in Virginia, teaching Visual Arts in the Prince William
County School System.
Angela is a member of the National Art Education Association, the Georgia
Art Education Association, the National Education Association, and the Georgia
Educators Association. Most recently, Angela has had the honor of being named
East Cobb Middle School's 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year!
"I am so thrilled to have chosen a profession which gives me the opportunity
to guide you, my student, through the art experience. I was inspired to teach
by caring individuals in my life who believed in my talent and helped me to
nurture my dream. I want to give the same to you---creative license
to express your ideas and individuality, and with it, take away valuable
skills you can use in the future. I hope I reflect on you that art
and teaching are truly my passion. I am honored to be doing this job, and
feel I am one of those very fortunate people that is able to say 'I love my
career!'. Teaching has proven itself to be an amazing journey thus far."