I've taught art since 1997. I have experience at all levels, but I have focused at the high school level. I have taught digital arts (graphic design, digital photography, video production, 3D modeling and art for game design) at an art magnet high school since 2004.~ ~ * ~ ~ During the summer, I have taught the high school class at a week long church camp since 2003. During that time I have grown in my faith and am sharing some of the lessons I have written (with the help of the Bible and God of course).
I believe that teaching should be balanced with learning and having fun. So in my class we all know the importance of learning the given assignment, but we also take a few minutes to joke or laugh.~ ~ * ~ ~My classes are 55 minutes long, and usually all of that is in front of a computer screen, so having a few minutes to take a break from the seriousness of the assignments keeps my kids motivated and it gives me a chance to talk with them as a person (not just the giver of knowledge). ~ ~ * ~ ~ The Bible lessons are taught without the aid of any technology (other than a copier). These lessons allow students to share ideas and explore themes that are relevant to the 21st century teen.
Art department chair at an art magnet high school since 2007.
Bachelors in Art Education (BAE) Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
I'm married and a mother of two young ladies. We live in the country and enjoy the peace and harmony nature provides and God has given us.
English Language Arts, Specialty, Social Studies - History, World History, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music), Drama, Career and Technical Education, Religion