My students are some of the most amazing I have ever met, and they continue to inspire me to teach. They enjoy coming to school and achieving their goals despite struggles at home they may face.
Many of my students are in an art class for the first time since elementary school, so they are finding a creative side they did not know existed.
Seeing their excitement when they complete a project is very rewarding. Helping them reach or find their creative side is very rewarding as a teacher. Art supplies are consumable, having enough for all my students is important to me. Making sure the students are not hungry and have the supplies they need to be successful plays a major role for all students.
The majority of the students come from low socioeconomic households, and parents do not have the financial means to provide essentials for their child. I love watching their excitement as they are creative.
I am always the go to place for my students when they need supplies. My students know that I will always have a grab and go snack for them if they are hungry between classes or before school. Having a safe zone for students to come is important to me, if my students are hungry they are not learning. I also like to have the school supplies for them if they run out or do not have what is needed to get through the day. My students and I have an amazing rapport and know they can count on me in their time of need.
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