We are so fortunate to have an Art program here at Eastfield Global Magnet School. I began my teaching career in the high school setting. I then went on to teach junior high school at West McDowell Jr High, and now have the good fortune to teach elementary art here at Eastfield.
Knowing what my expectations have been in the past as a high school and a junior high school teacher has helped me so much in knowing how to prepare our students for their next steps in art. We focus on the Elements and Principles of Art through the NC state standards for Art. We not only do two dimensional and three dimensional art, but students are learning about famous artists past and present, as well as beginning to learn the language of art and how to look at and discuss art.
Most of all, I hope to instill the confidence in our children to express themselves freely through art. I hope each child leaves Eastfield with this confidence to go forward and grow artistically as well as academically and emotionally.