Name: Nancy Mahoney
School: Williamsburg Elementary School
Grade/Content Area: Art
As a teacher, where do you find inspiration?
“I go to museums and look at art to get inspiration for interesting ideas and combinations of materials. I adore children’s art, and their pleasure working keeps me excited and inspired in my teaching.”
What is one of your most creative/successful lessons and how did it come together?
“Three Tribes is a lesson I enjoy.”
Why did you become and why have you stayed a teacher?
“My training and work was in pottery, but when my daughter entered elementary school, I got very interested in teaching art. A few years later I went back to school to get my art certification. I have stayed a teacher because it is always interesting, always challenging, there is always more to learn, and because I get so much joy watching children create.”
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