Visual and Performing Arts Teacher
Working with Stockton Unified School District has been a wonderful experience both professionally and personally. The students have taken to the arts program with enthusiasm and genuine interest and talent. Watching the middle school student’s work with the elements and principles of art to create artistic pieces that represent themselves and the community has been inspiring. I work with these 125 young teenagers every other day, while also working with over 500 kindergarten through sixth graders every month. The students can't wait until art class and are particularly joyous while working in the art studio. I bring music, poetry, movement activities and puppet plays to the children in kindergarten and first grade to enrich the art through seasonal lessons and activities.
I have also had the wonderful opportunity to work with English Language Development middle school students and as an Reading Intervention Teacher for K-3 grades.