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Art with Ms. Parks

Hello! My name is Ms. Parks and I am very excited to be your art teacher this year. 😊

In 2010 I graduated New Hope High School with an advanced diploma. In 2015 I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) with a BA in Art Studio and a minor in Art History. Since then I was a substitute teacher in Madison County and a graphic designer/ artist for Huntsville Hospital. I've even had a couple of art exhibits in the North Alabama area (UAH, Lowe Mill, Panoply). And now I'm an art teacher.

My goal is to greatly improve your school's art program and make art class something to look forward to. I want you to be able to see the difference in not only your child's art work, but your child's creativity, imagination, and self-esteem in all their classes.


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6 Facts about Art Class

  1. Students who study art are 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement and 3 times more likely to be awarded for school attendance.

  2. Arts and music education programs are mandatory in countries that rank consistently among the highest for math and science test scores, like Japan, Hungary, and the Netherlands.

  3. Art & Music programs are constantly in danger of being cut from shrinking school budgets even though they're proven to improve academics.

  4. Researchers find that sustained learning in the arts correlates strongly with higher achievement in both math and reading.

  5. Multiple studies have concluded that curricular and extracurricular art studies and activities help keep high-risk dropout students stay in school.

  6. New brain research shows that not only does music improve skills in math and reading, but it promotes creativity, social development, personality adjustment, and self-worth.
Visit dosomething.org to learn more about Arts in Education.