My name is Frances Ritchie. This site will serve as an online portfolio of my experience, documentation and planning throughout my student teaching experience. I am a student at Colorado State University. I am studying Art Education with a concentration in Printmaking. Through my coursework I will be K-12 certified and have worked with groups of diverse learners throughout those grade levels. This Fall I will be working as the student teacher at Denver Public School’s Grant Ranch K-8 school with the cooperating teacher Julia Brown-DeThomas.
I BELIEVE in the power of expression–visual or otherwise. I BELIEVE art has the power to engage students in higher levels of analytic thinking and reasoning skills. I BELIEVE in teaching creativity. I BELIEVE in teaching innovation.I BELIEVE in teaching art.