Her colleague describes her as an anchor for the West Salem Art Department, adding that she is a steadfast supporter and champion for Arts Education in the West Salem area and in the state of Wisconsin. She has created a community network of art educators by befriending and supporting teachers in the surrounding area and beyond and also is a practicing artist who makes and sells her wares in the area and online. She is committed to excellence and has been a huge inspiration for countless student teachers and colleagues.
Angie says, "For me the best part of teaching is not necessarily when I am demonstrating or giving an art history lesson, although I do love that part. For me the BEST PART is when you can take a step back and watch and listen and observe all of the things that kids can do, perform, create and problem solve. This is when you know that your work has meaning and value, watching students find success putting what you have taught them into visible action."
Congratulations, Angie! We are lucky to have you in Wisconsin!