The Artist-in-Residence (AiR) Program enlists the talents and cultural diversity of local artists by bringing them into our schools to share their special talents with our students. Their instruction cultivates the many different cultural and ethnic values for our students.
Our AiR members encompass a broad spectrum of educational teaching tools that widen our student's learning experiences. These additional learning resources enrich the materials being taught iin the classroom allowing students to grasp what they are learning in a meaningful way.
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"Munier Nazeer and Mike Moxham presented their sound lesson to our fifth grade students on Wednesday. I'd like to applaud their contribution to our PBL unit. They were our field work for the unit, which is an important aspect of PBL projects. They brought a dizzying amount of equipment--enough to stir any fifth-grade student's interest. They gave the students an authentic look at how sound works and how it can be a choice they could make in their life's work. Munier and Mike were interesting, enthusiastic and personable. The kids I talked to enjoyed their presentation a lot. Teachers were pleased with how well the presentation supported the unit. Thank you for having a program such as this."
Judith Larrick, Gifted Resource Teacher,Stone-Robinson Elementary
"I recently had the privilege of working with Albemarle County Schools Artist in Residence Mr. Anthony Amos in my AP Language and Literature Class. He offered a three day seminar on the History of Hip-Hop that combined music and artistic expression as a means of exploring how language and language usage arise out of particular historical and cultural contexts. The students loved it! His lessons provided an excellent and innovative entry into our study of Mark Twain’s use of language in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Mr. Amos is a gifted teacher and designs his lessons to reinforce and enrich your curriculum. I invite you to check out the link below to learn more about Mr. Amos and the other wonderful artists in residence who are available to bring their special insights and talents into your classroom. Cheers!"
David Grubbs, Monticello High School