John D.'s Profile

John D.
Classroom teacher
Luther Burbank High School
Sacramento, United States
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Arts

About Me

I had been teaching English in Los Angeles and Sacramento for six years when the Art teacher at my school site retired. Having a B.f.A. and a secondary credential in 2-D art, I leaped at the chance to take over the Art program at Luther Burbank High School. Now that the last of the students to know me as an English teacher have graduated, and to support the implementation of Common Core, I have begun to bring many English-teaching tools and tricks into the Art room.

I have a longstanding affiliation with the National Writing Project/California Writing Project through the Area 3 Writing project, having participated in ISAW several years as an English teacher. I completed the Summer Institute for teacher leadership in 2014.

My school is Title I (100% free/reduced lunch) and very diverse. I work hard with a very small budget to create a positive, cheerful learning environment for all students to explore their interests in the arts. I love my job and Italian food and my five classroom plants: Bob, Steve, Alfred, Tina, and Stacey.

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Project idea resources
2 items
November 9, 2014
Sketchbook Apps
5 items
November 9, 2014
Art History Resources
4 items
November 9, 2014

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Intro to Chinese brush painting
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Arts
Grade 9 – 12
5 steps
November 16, 2014

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