Curtis Southerland

Curtis Southerland
Fine Arts Teacher
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Building/Department Assignments:
Dickson County High School - Dickson County High School Staff
Dickson County High School - Fine Arts

Biographical Information:

As an art educator, I strive to provide the highest quality learning environment and opportunity to students by means of preparation, constant planning and reflection that will allow student mastery of daily objectives. The design and goal of my classroom is to make students feel safe and comfortable while preparing them for the responsibility and expectations of the real world. Honest communication to self and each other is the classroom's foundation for learning together and building strong student/teacher relationships. Mistakes are expected as part of the learning process and responded to in a constructive way. A rigorous classroom is evident every day as students show accountability and problem-solving skills through daily group interactions.

I obtained my formal education from Freed-Hardeman University, University of Tennessee, and Austin Peay State University and hold a Bachelors in Fine Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, with a focus in non-profit administration and also a Masters in Education. Experience includes: nine years of private instruction, six years as a corporate gallery curator, ten years teaching at the public elementary level, as well as my current position at DCHS.

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