Guest Instructor | SculptureEmail
I am so excited to be working with students and really making a difference in their lives. Being an instructor and creative is who I am, and what I have always wanted to be. I assist students in making the transition from our school to the field. I love my job and am very proud to be in this position making a difference. I come to this profession with definite beliefs in mind in relation to who I will be as a successful Instructor, employee, and member of our community. I am an Instructor who, most importantly, embraces the development of a trusting environment with my students. In my opinion, students only open up to learning beyond the borders of basic requirements when trust is present. One of the skills I utilize in building that trusting environment is found in the ability to communicate effectively with one’s students and through the art. I not only provide educational data from the curriculum, I am a good listener, willing to respond in kind to all ideas presented by the classroom community. I also respond well to change, open to learning from others, trying new approaches in lesson construction and delivery. My teaching methodologies main objective is to inspire the learning of content, as well as developing the skills necessary for students to apply their knowledge and draw intelligent conclusions independently. I am committed to inspiring this critical and artistic exploration through stimulating teamwork amongst peers, being aware of different learning styles, teaching across subject boundaries, providing individualized accommodations, involving students in goal setting where appropriate, and being able to recognize and seize the moment when teachable moments occur.