Westwood Elementary

Marisa Cincola

dwalsdorf

Title : Greenwood and Westwood Art Teacher 1st - 5th

District Phone : (815) 648-2606

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This is my 2nd year teaching at Greenwood School, and my 11th year teaching Elementary Art at Westwood. This year I teach all classes at Greenwood, which is 15 sections, and I teach only 5 sections at Westwood. It's been a pleasure being at two buildings and learning about new students and staff . I also teach private art classes in my spare time. I graduated undergrad from the University of Iowa with a degree in Elementary Education and Art. I earned my Master's Degree from Northern Illinois University in 2008, with a Masters of Science in Elementary Art Education. I love teaching art because every year is a brand new experience. My job gives me the ability to create lessons and activities that adjust to the students creative needs. I love to use a variety of mediums, so students understand that art can be created in a multiple number of ways with many different supplies. Teaching creativity can be difficult at times, but it's a lot of fun and the kids seem to love it!