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Meet the Teacher

Hello!  Allow me to introduce myself, I am Joyce Templeton.  I have been with the school district going on 15 years and have been in the Science Department most of that time.  My first year was in 7th grade science as well as the girls 7th grade basketball coach and track coach. After that year I asked to be moved to 5th grade science.  I wanted to spend more time with my two young daughters at the time as well as invest more time in the science program of our elementary.   I taught 5th grade science for 11 years and have seen many of your children move through my door.  I have been wanting a change for some time and when Art opened up I was blessed to be allowed to move back to the jr high to carry out this stage of my life.  I love being creative and opening kids eyes to what possible talent they all have.   My goal is to not only introduce them to art but to tracking their portfolio through technology.  I want them to trace the steps to get to their final project as well as the finished project.  If they continue in art then they will be able to add to their existing portfolio showing their growth and improvement.  Some colleges are also looking for art portfolios, so this will be a great way to get them started.  I am super pumped about this year and expect to see some wonderful art emerge from these kiddos.  I will try to post gallery pictures as the students start working on their projects so that you may join in the enjoyment of what these young students can accomplish.  
 6th, 7th, and 8th Art will all join the same Remind class for Art.  I will specify which grade level if it is for a particular one.  Thank  you.  

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