Advertising Art Director, turned teacher I have taught both as an Elementary Art Specialist and as an Art teacher at the Secondary level. Currently I am an Art teacher at University High School in Spokane Valley, WA.
I often incorporate technology into my lesson plans. I love using QuickTime movies as anticipatory sets to get students engaged and help jump start their creativity. I believe art isn't just about the mediums but more importantly about creative problem solving skills. My elementary lessons are created with the classroom teachers in mind. With less schools offering Art at the elementary level I believe it is essential to our children that classroom teachers have access to quality art lessons that emphasize the process rather than the outcome. Throw away those templates and prepare to be amazed by your students creativity!
One of the top selling secondary Art Teachers on TpT. Received 'distinguished' level on teacher evaluation in 2014.
BA in Studio Art - The School of The Art Institute of Chicago; Lake Forest College Teaching Credential from the University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Working as an Art Director and graphic designer I learned to sell my ideas to people in the business world. As a teacher I have used this skill to help sell kids on the idea of learning. I want them to become successful creative problem-solvers that have their own individual style and point of view. My blog can be found here: http://a-space-to-create.blogspot.com/
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Measurement, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Career and Technical Education, Other (Specialty), Art, Marketing, Other (Social Studies - History), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, Writing, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Products For TpT Sellers, For All Subjects