This will be my 17th year teaching. I taught Middle School for 15 years. My first 5 year were in Special Education and then switched to Visual Arts. I currently teach Middle and High school at our county's alternative school. I absolutely love it!
I believe that you have to teach students a skill set as a foundation so that they can create with success. Without skill there will be failure. Failure it good. You will learn way more from failure than you will ever learn through success. However, too much failure, or setting a student up for failure can lead to defeat. You don't want to lose them early in the game.
2011 Teacher of the Year for Henry County Middle School, McDonough, GA Wrote a grant to Recycle Bank and had our school award as a Green School for 9 years in a row. Awarded a Georgia House Resolution 1726 By: Representatives Jordan of the 77th, Davis of the 109th, Welch of the 110th, and Scott of the 76th for recycled art projects at Henry County Middle School Toured the White House and Exhibited recycled art at the Lincoln Memorial on a Fine Arts Trip.
B.F.A Georgia Southern University
My husband, John and I, have been in education for 16 going to 17 years now. We both teach Visual Arts and are very passionate about it. We opened a gallery and paint shop called Unchartered Creativity to showcase student art when the county started cutting the elementary art positions. We wanted our community and parents to see how important the arts are in education. We have since closed the brick and mortar establishment to spend time with our own two children. However, we offer 2 weeks of Fine Arts Summer Camp for grades K-8. It is hosted at Ola High School in McDonough, GA in the month of June.