I am in my 17th career year of teaching art in NY public schools. My first 13 years were spent at the elementary school level, and now for the past 4 years I have been teaching at the high school level. I currently teach the following courses: Studio Art 1, Digital Art 1, Visual Design for Electronic Media, Advanced Drawing & Painting, and Advanced Placement (AP) Studio 2-D Design.
The most influential research based texts utilized in my practice are Studio Thinking: The Real Benefits of Art Education (Hetland...) and Focus, by Mike Schmoker. I like for my units to include a great diversity in approaches, so students have multiple pathways to express their skill and knowledge and success is high among all students.
Primary Teacher of the Year, 2001-2002
Buffalo State College, BS Art Education Elmira College, MS Education
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