A teacher is a support. An important part of this
role, is presenting the students with experiences that provide history and
place art in context. It also
helps them to associate value, and make “art as a profession” a realistic
goal - showing them that visual arts are a part of every life. This includes
linking the arts to the culture of origination, allowing students to better
understand the creative web that holds the world together.
With my support, the youth will be provided the opportunities and environment
to grow, physically and emotionally. They will gain self-confidence, build
trust, develop or strengthen a healthy relationship with an adult, and gain
leadership skills. With these supports, the students will develop strong
motivation, through which they will recognize that when focused and
committed, they can succeed.
I currently make southeastern Michigan my home. Having grown up in the area, I find satisfaction in giving
back to the community that produced me. Growing up, my favorite courses in
school were the performing and visual arts. Through my educational process, I
have been lucky to encounter a handful of inspirational teachers, who sparked
my interest in teaching.
My background is in after-school programming. I have worked for 8 years in
the non-profit community, coordinating and teaching visual arts outreach
programs. While teaching, I was
lucky to encounter many inspirational youth who have driven me to be the best
I can, and to serve my community.
I hope you enjoy the WebQuest unit available on this site. I designed it to
meet a course requirement. If you are an Art Educator, and would like to use
the unit in your classroom, please do.
In my spare time, I enjoy food, friends, live music, and camping.