Q: How long have you been working at Greenacres?
A: I have been working at GA for three years. My first year I was an aide, my second year I was the substitute art teacher, and this year…my third year, I became the real art teacher
Q:What inspired you to work at Greenacres?
A: Before I had my kids I taught in the city. Then I moved to Quaker Ridge and then a spot opened up at Greenacres. I only have a ten minute commute…
Q:Have you ever been an art teacher anywhere else?
A: Yes, at The Dalton School in NYC.
Q:Is it a lot of work to be an art teacher?
A:Yes it is a lot of work. You have to display work on bulletin boards and write down descriptions of the kids art, create new and exciting projects that relate to the curriculum and famous artists..
Q:Did you ever have another job besides being an art teacher?
A:Before I was an art teacher I was an interior designer in World Trade Center
Q:Do you like working at Greenacres?
A: Yes, I love my job so much because I love working with elementary students and I enjoy watching them get excited about making art. It’s fun teaching them something new that they may not have thought they could do.
Q:How did you start doing art?
A: I started to doing art in elementary school and I kept on doing through college. I have always loved it.
Q:What do you like about kids?
A: I like to see their individual uniqueness.
Q: What do you like to do besides being an art teacher?
A: I love to travel with my family, go hiking, play with my dog Roscoe, cook, and go to restaurants.
Q: When you were an interior designer at the World Trade Center how long did you work there?
A: It took me three years to decide because I love being with kids
Q:What is challenging about being an art teacher?
A: Sometimes at the end of the day kids can be distracted because they are excited to go home. And because there’s a lot of cleaning up to do.