Hello! I am Jamie Rushton, UDA's new Art Teacher. I am looking forward to amazing things happening in the Art Studio with the fantastic students of UDA . The most important thing you can know about me is that I love teaching! I wake up excited to come to school every morning.
About the Studio
This year you can expect students to be exploring multiple mediums and techniques, such as painting, printmaking, mixed media, fibers, ceramics, and more. Through those explorations we will be developing our creativity and imagination. Students will bring home a portfolio at the end of the trimester that will be unique and inspiring.
My Teaching and Education Experiences
This year will be my 12th year in the classroom. I spent the first 7 years in Missouri teaching Art. The last four years were in San Francisco teaching a combination of Special Education classes and Art. I earned my Bachelors of Art in Art Education and Studio Art at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. I went back to Drury University a few years later to get my Masters of Studio Art and Theory. After moving to California I earned a second Masters as an Education Specials thought Alliant International University.
My Personal Life
My husband and I live life always seeking adventures. That is what took us from Missouri to San Francisco, but the desire to put down roots is what has brought us to San Diego. We have two girls, 4 year old Brinkley and 2 year old Maude, who are loving their new house here. We spend most of our time at the zoo, the pool, and exploring the city. Travel is a huge part of our life. Our most ambitious trip was the summer of 2017 where we spent 6 weeks traveling with the girls through Europe. Crossing my fingers we can repeat that trip next summer!