Greetings! My name is Amy Mitchell, and I teach ART, grades 6-8.
Art is not only FUN, it's incredibly helpful to students in surprising ways. Check out current research on the benefits of receiving an education in the arts - see link below. My favorite study, conducted by John Hopkins researchers, found that receiving an arts education can help REWIRE the brain in positive ways. Wowzer!
For me, art is a way of expressing creativity, taking on new perspectives, improving technique, and taking risks. I look forward to providing opportunities for my students to learn new skills, create amazing works of art, and increase personal satisfaction and confidence that accompanies art exploration.
My bachelors from OBU (Spanish Education K-12), my masters from University of the Southwest (Curriculum and Instruction), and my 22 years in the classroom equip me with experience and training, but it's my passion for education and learning as well as my compassionate heart for adolescents that truly transform teaching from job to joy.