I am a TEACHING artist.
I have wanted to teach art as far back as I can remember, and I love what I do! I am committed to being a lifelong learner, as evident in earning my MAEd in May 2009, and also by my quest for National Board Teacher certification, which I achieved in November of 2010, and just renewed last year (yay!)
I was recognized as Teacher of the Year and Senior High nominee for the Dwyer Award for Lake Worth High School in Lake Worth, Florida. I also received recognition from the Palm Beach Cultural Council as a MUSE Award recipient (Liman Excellence in Arts Education) and was a finalist for the Central Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce ‘Women of Worth’ award in the Education category. I was also selected as the Indiantown Teacher of the Year and later the Martin County Middle School Teacher of the Year.
I am in my twentieth year of teaching and have taught in the public and private sector, all grade levels and I also have experience as a teaching assistant. I continue to create my own artwork through commissioned and commercial works, and my daily art- which is documented here on my site and on social media.
Outside of the classroom I continue to pursue the role of educator; I have taught summer art classes and camps in North Carolina and in Florida as well as adult 'paint party' classes. In addition, I also tutor privately. (More info here)
I am committed to my growth as an artist as well as an educator, which I hope reflects in the quality of instruction that I deliver to my students.
Jennifer Love Gironda, NBCT/MAEd
Check out my teaching qualifications!
Teaching Documentation, FL 2009-2020
Teaching Documentation, NC 2007-2009 and 2001-2005
*So much of the docs above focus on my work with older students, but I am pretty good at working with the little folks, too! CLICK HERE to see a slideshow of work created by elementary students I have taught at WGP (K-2nd) and IMS. (5th) ..and also in Armory Art Camps (K-5)!
NOTE: I used to toy with the idea of a separate teaching blog and then took it off the main menu 'cause I decided to integrate posts about my teaching in with my art ('cause I'm a TEACHING ARTIST!) Here is a link to view that ol' blog...it's not up to date but still has some fun pics and good info;
Link to Studio 'G'
ECU Presentation March 2022, PPT
ECU Presentation March 2022, PDF