Ms. Debra West
I am an art teacher specializing in STEAM education. I enjoy infusing my lessons with content from other disciplines, particularly science and math. It is exciting collaborating with other teachers and my favorite lessons are those that bring together the art room with other classrooms.
I have spoken about STEAM and other art topics at the Wisconsin Art Education Association state conferences every year since 2014 and presented a lecture and workshop at the 2016 National Art Education Association conference in Chicago. I am proud to be the recipient of the 2017 Claire Flanagan Memorial Award for my work as the Wisconsin Art Education Association Youth Art Month Chairperson.
With my background in discipline-based art education and experience as a Montessori teacher, STEAM education, or any cross-curricular art instruction, is a natural fit for me. My STEAM certification by STEAM.EDU with Georgette Yakman cemented my belief that art is naturally aligned with STEM content and is critical to higher-level reasoning and academic success.