As one of the Art Specialists at Discovery, my role is to foster a safe learning environment in which students are able to express themselves visually. With every project Discovery Artists will apply their critical and creative thinking skills through inquiry of master artworks, researching possible solutions, planning and prototyping their design, exploring media techniques, and implementing their final product. A goal of mine is to integrate technology and sustainability into every lesson. For updates on what takes place inside Ms. Fisher’s art room visit https://www.instagram.com/broken_crayon1/!
I’ve been getting messy with students in the art room since 2012. After receiving my Bachelors of Fine Arts from James Madison University I began teaching at a Title 1 school in Fairfax County. I have since earned my Masters of Art Education from George Washington University Corcoran College of Arts and Design, taught and developed STEAM curriculum, mentored teachers, and led a number of collaborative teams. I look forward to working with the Discovery community!
Some of my personal interests include listening to a good book on tape or podcast, spinning at my favorite local studio, and visiting the many art museums in downtown DC. On the weekends you can often find me in my kitchen baking (I’ve got a big sweet tooth). Ask me about my favorite treats!
I first read “The Dot,” written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, in college and have been a fan ever since. This book is about a young student who lacks confidence in their artistic abilities. The main character’s art teacher suggests “just make a mark and see where it takes you.” The story then goes on to follows the main character’s journey of discovering her own creative spirit. I was lucky enough to meet Mr. Reynolds at a conference and talk with him about his own artistic journey. Stop by the art room to see my signed copy of “The Dot!”