My purpose as a teacher is to challenge students, empower them to discover their own potential, and support the pursuit of their passions. In order to fulfill this purpose, I need to provide engaging instruction supported by effective assessment. Not only does effective assessment inform me of the students' understanding, but it also provides feedback for my own instruction.
By assessing and reflecting on our own work, we learn to communicate with one another, think creatively, and problem solve. These are the types of skills I seek to impart on my students through authentic art experiences and assessments.