John Henry High School
Visual Art Department Head
As the lead Visual Art Teacher at a Title I Charter school I am responsible for all the curriculum design for student's art and design courses. Building a strong foundation of art principles and elements scaffolds students toward success with Art History, Design, and Studio Habits. My courses give students the opportunity to enter projects where they are at and have a voice in designing projects that ensure their creative confidence in the classroom. The work we do in the studio has context to Art History and Contemporary Art. I am inspired when students create their own pathways of understanding assignments to find their creative voice and style. I make my learning visible by doing all the projects alongside students with online learning. The projects we do in class opens the door to exercising creative skills in other classes and exposes students to career paths in the arts.