Sherry White
Art InstructorBauerschlag Elementary SchoolClear Creek Independent School District

Why do you teach art?

"I believe I became a fine arts teacher because I have always had fine arts in my life. I came from a family that cherished and supported fine arts. I grew up learning about the civilizations of Pompeii, the ancient Indians, Vincent van Gogh, and Picasso. At the age of eleven, I saw The Kiss, and that's when I developed my passion for sculpture. I get to relive my childhood memories by being an art teacher, and sometimes I believe I'm the only avenue students have to the arts. It is just part of who I am.

I stay an art teacher because I love my job. If you've ever worked with kindergarten children, they are the most amazing people in the world. They are so happy every time they see you. I love the way a student develops a passion for a project or a personal connection."

"If I was talking with a student considering going into art education, I would try to persuade them. I think the best way would be to invite them to my room and let them see what a rewarding and gratifying daily experience you can have."
—Sherry White


Image of two students coloring with markers.
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