Educator and lover of art. I taught in the Greater Victoria School District for over 40 years and have been a very strong supporter and advocate for children and the Arts. I have an Art Education degree and have worked on many visual arts projects with children. I grew up in a home of artists and was blessed with the many gifts and experiences that provided me. I believe that all children should have that joy of learning in the Arts and chance to explore enriching experiences. First hand I have observed the amazing opportunities and results of the artsReach programmes in the schools- especially children and schools that may never have experiences in the visual arts. arts REACH is a must for all children!