Goldman, Mandy

As lifelong resident of Mississippi, I pursued my love of the arts as a patron. I serve on many community arts organizations, attend and support many events and arts Community projects. Once established as an elementary teacher, I studied visual arts as a means to combine two loves in my life – teaching and painting. My abstract paintings focus on a contrasting palette With nature and life’s experiences as my inspiration. My Influence has been the artist of the 50s and 60s ,the abstract expressionist, Franz Klein, William de Kooning, Joan Mitchell, and many other groundbreakers in the abstract movement.
Formal Education
•Meridian Community College, 1989-1991
•B.S. Elementary Education, University of West Alabama, 1992-1994,
•Gifted Certification, K-12, University of Mississippi, Oxford MS, 1999
•National Board Certified, Early Childhood Generalists, November, 1999
• National Board Recertification, Early Childhood Generalists, 2009
Awards
• Teacher of the Year, Northeast Elementary, 1998-1999
• District Teacher of the Year, Lauderdale County School, 2000-2001
• Milken National Educators Award, October,2004
• Thad Cochran Distinguished Visual Arts Educator Award, April, 2009