In November of this year, Alex Heyl and Nikita Depue utilized their Professional Development grant for the Creative Arts and Character Development Event. Alex created a blog to share their experience:

Why did We choose this Professional Development experience?

Nikita and I chose the “Creative Arts as a Tool for Character Development” at The National Gallery conference experience because it focuses on how Art is that aspect of the human soul which both reflects and defines growth, potential, values, and form in human culture. It both reflects and shapes the soul of a culture. The Speaker at the conference is Mary Ellen Carsley who is an art educator at Severn School and a scientific and botanical illustrator. She has worked as an architect …

You can read the entire article here: Visiting an Art Teacher