I began teaching Fine Arts for elementary students in 2008 and am still going strong! (Although, maybe more slowly.) I spent my first 2 years in a wealthy school district, where I learned that raising my voice was only going to give me laryngitis and -- surprise -- the students were quieter when I couldn't speak loudly. Go figure! I spent a short period, after my son was born, teaching in a private school, where I learned that private school is NOT for me. I have spent the remainder of my years splitting my time between two Title I elementary schools, where I have grown the most and found that art is not just crafting for these kids.
Art is not just crafts! Art is required by law for all students (at least it is in TX). However, what K-5 teacher has time to add art to their enormous workload? That's where I come in. Certified art teachers have curriculum and TEKS to follow. If taught, effectively, it will improve test scores and helps students make connections, cross-curricularly. Better still, they are learning these things in a fun way!
2016 Teacher of the Quarter; Nominated for Humanitarian Teacher of the Year 2017
Associate of Arts at Temple College; Some college at University of Arkansas; Bachelors of Fine Arts at Texas State University; Major: Studio Arts; Certified: All-level art, Generalist EC-4, ESL, GT
I, also, own a photography business. Like Angela Sitz Photography on fb and check out AngelaSitzPhotography.com Tootles!