A Breath of Fresh Air!

I just gotta say, kids are awesome! My students, in particular, are especially awesome.

Six of my middle schoolers set up this year’s art installation, Aero for our Art is Elemental fire/air unit. My trust-worthy colleague and friend, and three time art installation helper, Kathy Ellis (8th grade Social Studies Teacher); along with the mom of two of my students, Tammy Riley (fiber artist & art lover) supervised the students as they made magic!  What a fun, fun time! I’m so grateful.

Thank you to my hard-working middle school student artists: Peter, Josie, Hannah, Zoe, Graham and Abagael. You were the wind beneath my wings today! I hope you had fun too – it sure seemed like it. And thank you to all 475+ middle school kids who made the components for this installation throughout the entire school year.

Aero will fly off the wall this Thursday. Visit it LIVE on Wednesday, June 12th for the district’s Visual and Performing Arts Extravaganza. 6 – 9pm.

Here are some pictures from today’s set up!

About Karen

Karen Kiick began her teaching career in 1990 in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Since 1996, she has taught at Haddon Township High School in Westmont, New Jersey. She is her District's K-12 Visual and Performing Arts Facilitator and currently teaches 9th through 12th grades. Karen is a five-time recipient (2005, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2017) of the New Jersey Governor’s Award for Excellence in Art Education. She is also the 2017 National Secondary Art Teacher of the Year and the 2015 NJ Art Educator of the Year.
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