Point Loma High School



This is my fourth year at PL. I have previously taught at CPMA Middle School, Scripps Ranch High School, Carlsbad High School, Mark Twain (main campus), Patrick Henry High School and University City High School. Whew! I have taught practically every art subject you can think of, but this year will be teaching Art 1-2, Yearbook, and Digital Photography 1-2 and 3-4.

I grew up in the midwest, South Bend, Indiana to be exact. I attended Ball State University and graduated in 2002 with a degree in Art Education, specialization in Ceramics. In 2003 I moved across the country to Ocean Beach and have been living there ever since.

After bouncing around to so many schools in such a short amount of time, I finally decided to open my own art studio, a place I knew I would always have a job. In early 2013 Saans Lena Studio was born. We are now proud to offer a variety of art classes, guitar lessons and photography. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram or our website: www.saanslenastudio.com. We are located on Niagara right by the pier, and share space with the home goods store Current, and the coffee shop The Nest.

I love OB and can't wait to spend the rest of my days at Point Loma High School. I got married in May of 2016 and had our first baby, a girl, in October of 2017. Being a new parent has been quite the experience, but I'm so lucky to live and work in OB/PL. I can't imagine living this life anywhere else. I have always said "I'm just a little star trying' to shine!" And I'm so grateful!