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Hello! My name is Sarah Nott. I grew up in Kalamazoo and Richland, Michigan. I graduated summa cum laude from the Lee Honors College of Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education and a specialization in Ceramics and Metalworking. I am currently working towards my MFA in Art Education from the same institution.
I was privileged to teach for Schoolcraft Community Schools in the past, and am now in my sixth year teaching art for Portage Northern High School. I look forward to going to work every morning in such a wonderful district with such amazing students and staff members!
Philosophy of Education
In a society that is increasingly focused on technology and the core curriculum, students who are provided with the opportunity to creatively express themselves become broader thinkers and higher achievers. By using the rich visual and tactile learning techniques associated with the arts, I hope to allow students the opportunity to expand their minds and gain skills that apply not just to the visual arts but to all walks of life, academic and otherwise. As a teacher, I strive to create an approachable, diverse and highly relevant learning environment for my students where strengths are lauded, a positive atmosphere is fostered, and expression seeds development.