Art is a catalyst that leads every child to become an independent thinker. I believe that all teachers are in the unique position to be an influence in a child’s life and it is my goal is to provide students with the tools they need to meet their full potential academically, creatively, socially, and emotionally. I believe that I am responsible not only for students’ educational growth, but for their growth as an individual. I will help each child to become independent and gain self-confidence. It is my responsibility to create an environment in which every child feels encouraged to learn and capable of success.