Judy has always had a passion for art and has been an advocate for art education ever since high school. As an art student, she also became interested with fibers and weaving as an art form. She was fascinated with the weaving process and learned new techniques that enhanced her own creative vision for her woven works.
After receiving her BA in art education with K-12 certification in Denver, she taught for many years in the Jefferson County Public School System in Lakewood, Colorado. There, she was involved in, and responsible for, many district and statewide in-services, student art exhibits, art advisory committees, and gifted and talented programs.
While teaching, she earned her masters degree in Art Education from the University of Northern Colorado, while continuing to work on weaving commissions for various companies and clients.
In 1998, her family moved to Blue Hill where she became involved with the Blue Hill School as a volunteer and eventually as a substitute. In 2012, Judy accepted her current position as an art teacher for The Adams School, in Castine and, The Penobscot Community School. She is thrilled to be teaching art to children once again.
“As an experienced art teacher I love encouraging kids to explore creative ways to express themselves in different media, to solve problems and make connections with other areas of learning. Teaching and art are very creative processes that go together beautifully. It doesn’t get much better than that”.