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Art teacher

Michael has been teaching Art for 22 years. Since the Fall of 1991, he has been an Elementary Art Specialist working with populations ranging from 500 to 800 students, approximately 5-20% with special needs. He earned his National Board Certification in Early/Middle Childhood Art Education in 2002 and achieved his renewal certificate in 2012. Michael says his work is exciting because it is always changing and the students are always different from year to year and from class to class. They are  always finding new and creative ways to express themselves and he loves translating and synthesizing the cumbersome and vague curriculum into concrete language that his students can understand, relate to,remember and apply.