Part of being a good art teacher is advocating for Arts Education. I grew up without an elementary art teacher and have always felt that many opportunities for building confidence, self-expression, and understanding the world around me were missed because I didn't have a visual art specialist throughout my education. Keeping our art program strong and helping schools across the state develop stronger programs is at the heart of my advocacy. So, I hopped the bus to Springfield along with dozens of arts teachers from Illinois to participate in the very first Arts Advocacy day to meet face to face with the policymakers. I tried to capture the experience via twitter. Take a look:
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