October Teaching Artist Spotlight
We’re spotlighting six awesome Teaching Artists this month for their individual talent, creativity, and commitment to Creative Action’s mission. These team members were nominated by Creative Action’s Artistic Associates and will be celebrated for their unique contribution to our organization for the whole month of October! ?
Hooray for Sandy, Sarah, Deborah, Terri, Victor, and Sarah!
Sandy Bowie has been thinking through really thoughtful solutions to her students’ needs at Maplewood Elementary. She has put thoughtful systems in place that keep that class running like clockwork. She uses the art room, and according to Zac Carr, Maplewood’s Site Coordinator, the art teacher told him “Sandy is a real teacher.”
Deborah Rod hit the ground running with her classes at Brentwood and Palm elementary schools. She is bringing original podcasting curriculum to the schools and is providing really amazing work and a stabilizing presence at Palm. She is a brilliant manager and facilitator and we are seeing the benefits of her talent in real time.
Sarah Maggard has been a source of magic and fun at Ridgetop, wearing wigs and reinventing herself. She is also writing original movement curriculum with Artist Associate Marina DeYoe-Pedraza. Sarah is always game to play and create, which is greatly appreciated.
Sarah Corean was nominated for her work on Mission to Blantonia and her upcoming film, as of yet untitled, at Blanton Elementary. Sarah is an artist of the highest caliber and the work she does with her students is work many might find difficult for that age group.
At Maplewood Elementary, Terri Schexnayder is creating wonderful curriculum tied to our Dream Green initiative. She is exploring materials to make the lessons imaginative and fun while asking critical questions about what we can do as allies to our environment and our world as a whole. It is truly inspiring work.
Victor Rosales is one the Teaching Artists who launched our Spanish Immersion program at Brentwood Elementary. He has been helping the Becker Teaching Artists understand the nature of this new program, helps host Almuerzo en Español for Creative Action staff, and is writing original music curriculum with Out of School Time Program Director Frank Nappi. He is always supporting Creative Action with his creative problem solving.