11866406_10152927541191930_6554754119209966046_nHello! My name is Kate Collins, and I’d like to welcome you to my blog. I am a National Board Certified Teacher in English as a New Language. Currently I teach Arts & Humanities with Anne Arundel County Public Schools and am certified by the state of Maryland in ESOL, English, special education, and theater.  I also have a Montessori background and use this method to help nurture the spiritual life of young children.  Life-long learner and professional student are good descriptions of who I am.  With a background that includes Education, Theater, and Theology, you mighy say that I’m eclectic!  I love watching movies, reading, acting, drawing, singing, and traveling.  I love arts integration as an approach to teaching because I think it’s one of the best ways to learn. Arts Integration is keeping me from drowning in a sea of assessments.

I am very grateful to AACPS for providing me with the opportunity to learn how to use the Arts Integration approach in the classroom, and I hope more administrators and teachers will join the AI band wagon.  Please read my Personal Statement on Arts Integration.  (click here)      Kate Collins

Contact me at: kmcollins@aacps.org


4 Responses to About

  1. Laurie Jones says:

    Nice, Kate! I love the irises! You’ll have to show me how to do that, whenever we get together. Hope we don’t get a lot of snow but, oh well…another day to catch up!

    We’ll be in touch – another avenue 😉

  2. Tomeekha Escott El says:

    Greetings, I found your blog via google images with the search “music and art”. It was your “integrated art” piece that caught my attention. I wasn’t sure what I was going to land on, but I surely wasn’t expecting this WONDERFUL site. I love each and every page of your blog and I’m no excited about your love for teaching. You set the example for all others. Very impressive. I am am in the process of building a site for a non-profit organization that I run. Our focus is culture and art education. I was looking for an image to use as a temporary image on the site under our performing arts project (a free summer camp for children) that is scheduld do launch the summer of 2013… I was looking for a way to contact you to ask permission to use your image on a temporary basis until we are able to take actual pictures of our children at work or at least until we have one created. If possible, can you please contact me. Either way (yes or no), I want to say THANK YOU for a job well done. You are AWSOME!

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