Maria Outlaw was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida. She was raised to speak both Spanish and English and has a strong love for language acquisition. She spent her summers in high school attending school in Panama City, Panama. While there she would teach art therapy to children with cancer and Leukemia.
Maria graduated High school from Harrison School of the Arts in the Art program and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Art/Motion Media Design at Savannah College of Art and Design. During her freshman year in college, she helped her mother to create a wonderful program called Sticky Spanish. Sticky Spanish teaches Spanish through music, dance and elements of sign language. She enjoys traveling around the U.S. and Latin American countries to put on shows for schools with the ‘Sticky Show’. She enjoys dancing in costume as “Skip” the frog.
After she graduated college, she worked as an account manager for a branding and marketing agency while freelancing as a Motion Media Designer. She enjoyed tying stop motion animation into her commercials and music videos and still creates shorts once a year. After living in Atlanta, GA for 8 years, she moved back home and worked at an afterschool program. While there, she also taught art and music to adults with special needs.
She is happily married to her high school sweetheart and also enjoys playing the keys and singing in a band with her husband. This will be her third year teaching Spanish and her first year teaching Art.