Life Member #13577

80 years after the creation of the life membership crusade in Alpha Phi Alpha and 23 years after I was initiated into the Theta Rho Chapter... I followed in the foot steps of Brother Oliver Wilson Winters, DDS and I have become Life Member 13577.

"Our Historian, Dr. Charles H....

Year 18 is in the Books (almost)

For years I was chasing dollars and staying in my comfort zone. When I leaped off the edge and left DCPS for Charles County, I realized 2 things. One, money is not everything. As a family we made some adjustments and in fact we have come out on top. And...

The lightbulb is ON

Not that I needed any to help turn it on, but the lightbulb is shining brighter than ever. It is something that I have known my entire educational career: from student, to educator, back to student and again as educator with a little bit of an administrator role thrown in...

After 18 years; its all over

It has been a pleasure to be apart of DCPS Arts community it has shaped who I am as both an educator and as an artist. For the last 18 years, I have called DCPS home whether it be at MLKing Elementary or at the Truesdell Education Campus.

However, on...

Morocco

Morocco

For the second year in a row, I get he opportunity to make global travel the norm not the expectation for the students of the District of Columbia. This July I will be taking 11th graders to Morocco to investigate the beautiful scenery, tasty food, hospitable people, and to see...

Charles County Arts Alliance

Charles County Arts Alliance

2016 continues in the footsteps of 2015. One of my paintings "Almost Done" has been selected for inclusion in the upcoming Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Gallery Exhibit, taking place from February 18, 2016, to June 15, 2016! Almost done depicts a young boy doing artwork as he gazes out of...

DCPS is going Places

DCPS is going Places

DCPS is going Place, and so am I. Every student deserves a world of possibilities; that's why DCPS developed a study abroad program. DCPS Study Abroad helps ensure that our global citizens have access to global experiences, so that travel becomes the expectation rather than the exception for students. All...

Masters of Art

2 years, 13 classes, hundreds of pages of writings, countless number of sleepless nights gives me the authority to press the send button and submit the supporting manuscript for my capstone project: READING THE PAINTING ON THE WALLS: AN ART EDUCATOR’S RESOURCE GUIDE FOR THE OVERLOOKED MURAL ARTS OF WASHINGTON,...

16 Years...

Today marks the last day I will be reporting to Martin Luther King Jr., Elementary School as their art teacher. It has been an amazing journey these last past 16 years at King. I am leaving King’s art program in a position to continue to be one of the...

Students at the Department of Education

Perhaps one of the biggest milestones of the year, was to have three of my students work accepted to be in the "Intersections" Art Show at The US Department of Education. To once again be amongst some of the movers and shakers of the DC art scene and this time...

What is an Enduring Idea?

As I contemplate the second half of both my school year and the second half of my UF experience both of which are NOW upon me, I have to ask myself some enduring questions about how to shape and form the way I interact with my student and how they...

Honored and humbled but not worthy!

One of the best days of my life, to be acknowledged for doing what I'm supposed to do. But I wonder did I put too much emphasis on what I have accomplished and not enough time and energy to what I'm currently doing and what I eventually plan to do?...

Here I am...

There is an entire world of art educators out there, some that do scholarly writing about the craft that I have made a career out of. They just do not write one-page lesson plans, post them online and call it a day this is something that is deeply rooted in...

2014 Mayor's Arts Award

I was awarded The 2014 Mayors Arts Award for Excellence in Teaching Arts. This is the most prestigious honor conferred by the city on individual artists, teachers, nonprofit organizations and patrons of the arts. This was just another testament of DC Public Schools not only supporting the arts but...

National Portrait Gallery • Teacher Advisory Group

The National Portrait Gallery’s Teacher Advisory Board is a dynamic national group of teachers interested in building a shared community of practice. I will be able to offer my expertise on developing strategies for working more effectively with other classroom teachers while also having an opportunity to provide feedback on...

Embassy Adoption Program

I have been selected to be the sponsoring teacher for the Embassy Adoption Program here in DC… it will take our art learning experience to the next level. So excited for this opportunity for our students that will be participating.

The EAP classroom delves into globally-themed lesson units, meet heads...

9th Year of Throwing Flags

In addition to being an art teacher and a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. I am also entering my 10th year as a college football referee. By far this is my passion and what drives me to do what I do in all other aspects of my...

Highly Effective

For the first time in my teaching career, I have received the rating of Highly Effective. This has been an uphill school year but it is all well worth the struggle with this reward at the end. This rating put me halfway onto being a Distinguished Teacher. Being a distinguished...

28th Annual Mayor's Art Awards

Proud to announce that I am one of the finalist for this years Mayor's Art Award for Teaching. Teaching visual arts provides me an opportunity to share with children the beauty of communication through the senses. Visual arts provide children with an additional avenue for communication. Not every thought, feeling...

Civil Rights

Currently taking a course at American University: HIST 668 Civil Rights: Landscapes of Protest & Equality it considers the relationships between the civil rights movement and the power of place. In it, i will have the opportunity to assess the ways in which landscapes, particularly the landscapes of American cities,...

Watch out Everglades

Dear Bryan,
Congratulations! I am pleased to offer you admission into the MA in Art Education program at the University of Florida, School of Art & Art History.
Always a Ram but now I'm a Gator too!!

28th for 40th

At number 28 on my 40 in 40 year bucket list was to share with the world my art. It's neither the answer nor the end, but rather the beginning, and only one step along the way, a single line on my resume. This is a constant work in progress....