It has been an awarding experience working at Mt. Washington School Castle Connections Afterschool Program. I would like to thank the Ohio Department of Education for acknowledging my efforts in art education. I spend most of my time encouraging students to paint and learn about art history by introducing them to new art mediums and teaching them to view themselves as artists. As a result, Mt. Washington School’s after-school students are learning to love art and art history. Thank you ODE and most of all thank you MT Washington School and the wonderful students and staff who have made my experience there the best that any teacher could have! To read more about what we do at Mt Washington and the other great people I work with follow this link.