As an art educator, Dottie strives to inspire students to express their thoughts and feelings creatively while increasing their technical skills and self-confidence. Combining her knowledge of art history, contemporary social issues and new artistic mediums, Dottie brings with her expertise in drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, photography, 2- and 3-dimensional art, mixed media as well as digital and glitch art.
After earning her Bachelors in Art Education from Kent State University, Dottie went on to achieve a Masters in Arts and Education at Birmingham City University in England. Her classroom experience with grades kindergarten through 8th has included traditional and hybrid instruction along with integration of STEM programming, all in accordance with Ohio Visual Art Standards. She is a member of Ohio Art Education Association and National Art Education Association.