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As
I
grew
up
in
the
90s,
I
can
remember
the
bold
patterns,
odd
color


combinations,
but
most
importantly
the
people
who
have
acted
as
positive
role
 models
in
my
life.

As
I
flash
back
to
my
elementary
years,
there
is
always
one
 particular
moment
that
sticks
out
in
my
mind;
the
memory
of
my
future
career,
or
 careers
for
that
matter.

For
years
I
was
determined
to
be
the
next
professional
 basket
ball
star,
playing
for
the
Chicago
Bulls
right
next
to
Michael
Jordan,
however,
 as
my
intelligence
expanded
the
little
bit
that
it
did
at
the
time,
I
realized
my
 fantasies
were
impossible.

On
the
bright
side
however,
I
found
that
niche
of
mine
 that
would
turn
into
my
future
career.

It
was
my
third
grade
year,
my
paint
shirt,
 baret,
pallet,
and
paint
brush
in
hand
I
walked
the
halls
tall
and
proud,
I
was
the
 next
Michelangelo,
DaVinci,
Matisse,
or
even
Degas.


 


From
that
point
in
my
life,
I
was
determined
to
become
the
best
artist,


working
harder
and
harder
on
each
project
to
perfect
it
to
my
greatest
ability,
 pleasing
my
teachers,
friends,
etc,
I
was
going
to
become
a
master.

As
I
developed,
I
 was
supported
and
influenced
by
many
people
through
out
my
life;
one
in
particular
 however
was
my
private
art
teacher
for
the
last
7
years,
Mr.
Winklbauer.

His
work
 very
abstract
and
unusual
opened
my
eyes
to
experiencing
the
world
around
me
in
 my
own
way,
portraying
what
I
saw
in
my
vision,
not
the
cookie
cutter
coloring
book
 style
that
was
typically
portrayed
throughout
the
halls
of
the
school.

His
 determination,
hard
work
ethic,
and
persistence
in
pushing
for
the
better
helped
to
 get
to
where
I
am
now
as
an
artist,
person,
and
future
art
educator
to
those
children
 who
look
for
art
as
a
means
of
expression,
life,
and
personal
style.



Children
are
the
future
of
our
country,
world,
economy,
educators,
etc.

It
is


up
to
we
as
teachers,
adults
and
role
models
to
make
the
children
of
our
future
the
 best
they
can
be,
and
how
do
I
do
that?

For
me
it’s
living,
and
teaching
by
one
quote
 stated
by
Leonardo
DaVinci,”There
is
no
greater
mastery,
than
mastery
of
one’s
 self.”

Each
student
who
walks
through
my
door
will
feel
as
an
individual
full
of
more
 ideas
than
they
can
keep
inside.

I
will
push
my
students
to
do
their
best
and
 experience
activities
they
never
dreamed
of.

For
my
goal
in
life
it
to
watch
the
 children
I
teach
develop
into
successful
students
with
the
arts
as
an
influence,
 allowing
them
to
choose
their
path
in
life,
expressing
life
as
they
see
it.

So
many
 times
was
deterred
from
my
expression
until
I
met
my
Mr.
Winklebauer.

It
was
with
 his
determination
to
push
me
to
limits
I
thought
impossible,
ideas
I
felt
 expressionless,
and
the
work
ethic
of
a
true
artist
and
successful
person
that
I
have
 instilled
into
my
teaching.


 


As
the
field
of
technology
increases,
the
arts
are
slowly
lingering
away
in


areas
around
the
country,
however
it
will
be
my
determination
and
experience
that
I
 will
integrate
technology
into
the
arts,
as
well
as
multicultural
lessons
to
open
the
 eyes
of
my
students.

Art
is
more
than
a
pencil
and
paper.

It
is
about
the
influences
 within
our
lives,
developing
technologies,
and
integrity
of
students
that
is
opening
 up
the
doors
of
art
to
a
much
larger
corridor.

It
is
with
my
persistence,
 determination,
and
life
experiences
that
I
will
push
my
students
to
succeed
to
their
 fullest
by
allowing
them
to
as
DaVinci
said,
“master
one’s
self.”



Letter of Introduction