What are you looking forward to in your position as the Weaver Educator?
I am looking forward to building upon past successes in MOCA education with a team that is concerned with creating and implementing comprehensive and thought-provoking curricula and programs for school tours, MOCA Art Camp, and other family programming. I believe that when students get excited about the arts, their families tend to become more impassioned and involved in the art and become culture-makers in the community.
How will your previous experience help you as the Weaver Educator?
Formally, I'm trained as a painter, but I'm professionally trained in education. Practical things such as curriculum development and lesson planning, classroom management, incorporating STEM subjects with artistic outcomes--these are all things that help students and young artists to thrive in their capacity for critical thinking and problem-solving, which is a primary concern of mine as the Weaver Educator.