Art has always captured my greatest interest, even at a very young
age. I was raised and grew up in Germany. Since the age of 13, I
wanted to study art. I finally could make this wish come true after
moving to Sterling and when the Northern Virginia Community College
was started. I had the most excellent teachers. I not only took
the basic requirements, but also
all the commercial art classes, and many extra drawing, printing,
and painting classes. I graduated with Magna Cum Laude in 1981.
When I was living in Germany, I had always very good art instruction
as part of my education. I have a degree in Germany for early Child
Care and part of that curriculum was also art education. Then, I
studied Medical Technology, but that was abandoned, because I met
my husband and I arrived as a young bride in 1964 in the United
My work experiences are varied: I have worked in the University
Library in Rochester, N.Y. I have been a stay- at- home mother of
three children. I have had a babysitting business and I have been
in direct sales. I was a substitute teacher in all school levels
in the Loudoun County School System and in a large variety of subjects.
I speak some French and Spanish, besides my native German, and taught
these languages as well.