Olivia Sanchez graduated from George Mason University in May 2012 with a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Art Education. Mrs. Sanchez-Dawson is a fully bilingual native Spanish speaker from Peru. She earned her BA in Fine Arts from George Washington University and BS in Business Administration from American University.
Mrs. Sanchez-Dawson is also an artist and graphic designer with 13 years of experience in the fields of art education, program development for children, and graphic design in the non-profit and for profit business sectors. She has exhibited her artwork in different venues throughout the DC area. She has traveled to Europe, South America, Middle East, the Caribbean, and throughout the United States studying arts of all forms. Mrs. Sanchez-Dawson has taught arts classes at different schools and museums in the DC area. Prior to joining the Visual Arts Department at Rolling Ridge School, Mrs. Sanchez-Dawson worked in a self-contained Autism Classroom in Fairfax County where she assisted and taught art to special needs students. This is her eleventh year at Rolling Ridge School.
Mrs. Sanchez-Dawson grew up on the central coast of Lima- Peru overlooking the Pacific Ocean and loves to be active and outdoors. Walking, hiking, biking, swimming, and playing volleyball are some of her favorite activities. She enjoys spending her time with her family and friends, traveling, and exploring the world in her free time.