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Henry T Gage Middle School
Hometown:
Abilene, Texas
Class Information:
Students per Class: 220
Class Description:
2 Ceramic courses; 2 General Art courses and 2 Art Production courses
Position:
Art Teacher
Needs:
A printer/scanner; classroomset of digital cameras; a set of video cameras
My Philosophy:
I believe all children can succeed in what they love to do. I want to instill in my students an appreciation for the arts, how to think creatively all of the time, and for students who love art to be better at it.
Personal Information:
About Me:
My first love is ballet. My other love right next to that is visual art. I loved to dance and draw and paint growing up. I drew my friends, outdoor landscapes, and danced. If there are students in my classroom who love to be creative, I want to teach them as many ways to do just that.
College and Degrees:
University of Central Oklahoma, BA Ed. Fine Arts and English Education NMHU, Las Vegas, NM and California State University-Fullerton,MS Environmental Science
Activities:
I love to work out at my ballet bar, hike, be active, ski, draw, paint, ceramics and read my Bible.
Favorite Books:
Christian Holy Bible, Poetry, Art Collections
Interests:
DANCE AND ART
Employment History:
NW Classen HS, OKC 1991-1992; Arsenal Technical HS, Indianapolis, IN, 1992-1995; Chama Valley Independent Schools, Tierrra Amarilla, NM1995-1998; Lawndale HS, Centinela Valley Schools, 2002-2003; Henry T. Gage MS, Huntington Park, CA, 2003-Present
Why Do I Teach?:
I teach because I love my subjects of Art and Language and I teach because I enjoy giving of myself. I teach because I want our American future to be strong, creative and all children successful.
Percent of Students are:
     At-risk: 20 %
     Average: 50 %
     High-achiever: 20 %
     Special Needs: 10 %
Percent of Students are:
     Hispanic: 99 %
Average number of students in class:: 38 students
Number of students I teach:: 220 students