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Ms Sykes and Destiny picture of teacher


I have been teaching Art at Marsteller Middle School for twenty-two years.  In my Art classes students are exposed to drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking and sculpture.  I also sponsor an after school Art Club which allows students more in-depth instruction within the Visual Arts.

I graduated from Longwood College (now University) with a B.F.A. in Studio Art and then George Washington University with a Masters of Education.

I have been employed as a graphic designer, artist and visual specialist/merchandiser. I have won awards for both drawing and photography.

When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time riding and showing my horses, creating with clay, and cheering on the New York Giants! (Yes, I am a Jersey girl!).

ceramic book with horse emerging from pageimage: brown carousel horse head with red and yellow highlights on a flame-shaped mane with a brown backgroundimage: grey soap stone carving in a figure 8 shape that reasembles a woman holding a childimage: acrylic painting of two women riding side-saddle through the Virginia country-sideimage:  three horses emerging from pages of bookimage: two wire horses running off of page in clay bookimage: lady riding sidesaddle on an Appaloosa horseimage: two carousel horse heads gazing up at the stars