San Jose State University, San Jose, CA - MA Curriculum and Instruction; Elementary Teaching
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA - Elementary Teaching Credential
What an incredible honor to be part of this flourishing school community, as Friends School’s Art Teacher. The Art Studio program at Friends is vibrant, with lovingly created works of art, the utilization of diverse media, culturally rich and relevant work, the intense focus and happiness of students at their work.
So many families are passionate about the arts at our school. Parent involvement and new community arts opportunities are essential in the Friends art program. My three main art studio goals for Friends School are: First, to teach students the skills and techniques of diverse media; second, to use the arts as a medium for social emotional learning and community building; and third to offer children opportunities to communicate their important ideas about the world in a creative way.
I bring lessons developed over years of teaching in both the elementary and arts settings, lessons that echo the Friends School mission of hand, head and heart. The art studio offers a venue to realize this mission. I am thrilled to be part of each student’s journey into the arts.