I am happy to be joining the Claremont family this year and starting my 6th year of teaching. For the past 5 years I taught high school in Prince William County. I attended JMU and have my BFA in studio art with a concentration in photography. In my spare time I enjoy visiting museums, cooking, visiting my family, and currently am serving as the JMU MetroDukes Alumni Chapter President. I am passionate about teaching and seeing my student’s enthusiasm and growth throughout the year. Art is important for all students, it gives children an opportunity to be creative and express themselves through their artwork. I believe art gives students a safe place to express their unique differences and share their views. We will be exploring the elements and principles art in order to create impressive works of art. I look forward to having a great year joining the Claremont family. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.