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Welcome to Visual Arts at Wydown Middle School!
My name is Ms. Lawless and I have been teaching art at the middle school level for 13 years now and love everything about it. I believe the arts is an essential part of a student's growth and in visual arts classes, students will be practicing critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity, which are the skills needed in 21st century learning. I have a Masters Degree in Teaching, plus an additional 30 Graduate Credits in courses in education. I hold a K-12 Art Certification and am a Google Level I Certified Educator.
As far as my journey to teaching art, it started when I was in middle school and I noticed that not only was I being recognized for my artistic skills, but it was an expressive outlet for me, which brought so much happiness every day. I was constantly being challenged to do things in art class, I wasn't sure I could do it, but feeling the fear and doing it anyway, helped me grow as an individual and become a confident, fearless and creative risk taker.