I am an art therapist and an art educator. I have been working at Cyd Lash Academy since the fall of 2000. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Art Therapy from Millikin University and received a Masters Degree in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2010 I received my Art Education Degree from Dominican University. I am a practicing artist who enjoys oil painting, digital art, and creating ceramic sculptures. I believe creativity is a powerful tool that can be learned and exercised through the act of art-making. I believe the process of art-making exercises problem-solving skills, builds self-confidence, and helps students gain insight into who they are and who they wish to become. What I enjoy most about working at Cyd Lash Academy is watching my students make new discoveries about their strengths and abilities.