Class of 2010, Mt. Sterling, KY
Iâ€™ve always had a passion for art and as a Freshman I quickly realized my interest in graphic design. In addition to my graphic design classes I also took several art history classes, including a trip abroad to London, and knew I had a love for both. I graduated from Georgetown as a double major in Art and Communication with a double Art emphasis in Graphic Design and Art History. The summer before my senior year I obtained two internships in Lexington, Kentucky. The first was a graphic design position with McEwen Creative and the second was teaching art classes with the Louden House at a summer camp for underprivileged youth. This was a turning point in my career path because although I enjoyed my graphic design internship, I fell in love with teaching art.
After graduation I enrolled in The University of the Cumberlands Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program allowing me to obtain my Masters and certification to teach art K-12 simultaneously. While taking these classes online I lived in Lexington and also worked with Mr. John Milward, an avid art collector whose love for art was inspiring. While working for Mr. Milward, I organized and catalogued his entire collection, which totaled over one thousand works of art.Â After completing the MAT program I was hired to teach 5th and 6th grade art at the brand new Montgomery County Intermediate School in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. It was an art teacherâ€™s dream being able to come into a new school, order all supplies to stock the classroom, and begin to build an art program from the ground up. It wasnâ€™t a single event, but a culmination of a variety of art classes, studying abroad, and multiple internships that helped me understand my interests and led me to where I am today.