do you teach art?
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."