Kathy received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Illinois State University in 1986. She was awarded a scholarship to attend Virginia Commonwealth University's Graduate Sculpture Program, which is now the # 1 Public Sculpture Program in the United States. While at VCU, Kathleen was a teaching assistant. When she graduated in 1988, her work included copper, welded steel, bronze, aluminum and mixed media sculptures, as well as many paintings and drawings. In addition to being an accomplished artist, Kathy has home schooled her own children for sixteen years and has taught art classes since 1991. She currently teaches High School and Middle School Art classes at Westminster Academy, Arête Christian Academy and Veritas School, as well as out of her home. Kathy’s students have received various awards over the years, including multiple students placing in the State Fair, National printmaking contests, and the Trinity Middle School Arts competition. Kathy’s students have been accepted into many college art programs, including VCU Arts, University of Richmond, The Art Institute of Washington, and Virginia Tech.
"I believe that we are reflecting the image of God, and so glorify Him when we exercise creativity to bring order and beauty to our lives. I love helping students tap into their creative side. I am looking forward to another year of facilitating discovery, growth and development of our gifts."