MHHS become a hub for mixed digital media in the Boise area. Currently we have the only Adobe Photoshop certified teachers and students in the State. I would like to see this greatly expanded into a state and national award winning program.
Current Student Work
Enrollment averages at above 20 students per class. I have 13 computers and 6 cameras. I have many more students but had to have guidance remove them as having 29-30 students was proving to be near impossible without more equipment. I realistically have enough students currently to fill 6-7 classes. With so many new Graphic Design students this year vowing to return to the program, next year's demand for the class my be overwhelming.
Creating a program where students can transition into college or into the work place is my top priority. If I can partner with local businesses like Mountain Rain Video and the Mountain Home News and also partner with schools like BSU and CWI, I feel that my students can be exposed to opportunities they can't get elsewhere. Eventually I want this outreach to expand nationally.
My current responsibilities:
- Prepare students for JEA Nationals.
- Attend JEA National Conventions
- Attend 4 CTE Trainings a year
- Attend multiple Adobe Conferences a year
- Recieve college credits towards maintaining CTE
- Personally become ACA certified in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, and Flash
- Frequently attend sporting and cultural events for MHHS Yearbook and manage photography students who also attend.
- Teach 10 different levels of courses across 7 hours with zero prep-period. Digital Media I, Digital Media II, Digital Media III, Independent Study: Photography, Publication I, Publication II, Publication III, Publication IV, and Applied English.
- Split meetings between two different departments at MHHS - CTE and English
- Prepare students for 48-Hour festivals
- Meet with yearbook ad clients
The result of this process continued is burnout...
The result of fixing the "status quo" is a future that we can all be proud of.