Whittni Brown-Abdullah

Whittni Brown-Abdullah, BFA Art Education, BA in International Studies
Student at VCU: 2003 – 2007
Current Employment: Elementary Art Teacher

What was one of your best experiences while you were part of the Department of Art Education?
Presenting a lesson plan at the VAEA conference for VCU as a student teacher.  I was presenting, and I hadn’t even graduated yet! I feel that the faculty showed great faith in me to select me to present to practicing art educators. I felt that I was actually a part of a professional community.

What do you most enjoy about being an art educator?
I enjoy teaching and learning from the kids.  They are very loving and I get to share THE WORLD with them. As an art educator, I get to expose them to many different cultures, intelligences, and fields of thought, and I get to connect to everything they already know.  There are no limits except the ones we place on ourselves!


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