Mike Scott

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Phone: (480) 472-2142

Biography

This is my fourth year as the Poston Jr. High art teacher. My goal is to create a dynamic art class that is safe and friendly for all my students.

I've been teaching for 10 years. My teaching experience includes 5 years teaching K-8 computers, 1 year teaching high school art, and 1 year teaching pre-K English in South Korea. Before I was a teacher I was a graphic designer for 10 years in Phoenix, AZ.

Teaching Goals

Art is more than just drawing, painting, or sculpting. Art is the process that allows those things to happen. I understand that over 90% of my students will never become traditional artists. Knowing that I try to give them tools that 100% of them will be able to use to enhance their lives and possibly future careers. My main focus, beyond the art projects, is to get students comfortable with exploring all ideas within a single context, and being able to transfer those abstract ideas in their minds to tangible ideas on paper. Most careers, to be successful, require creativity, problem solving, clear communication, and the drive to finish what was started. These are the four skills I expose my students in hopes of adding to their future success.