“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” –Albert Einstein About Me: In 2011 I graduated with my Bachelors Degree in Art Education from Cal State University Long Beach. There I studied ceramics, painting, drawing, metals, and fiber in relation to education. I have also studied art history in Florence, Italy. Currently I am working towards my teaching credential by student teaching in a high school Ceramics and Art Fundamentals class. Here I will share my triumphs and "happy accidents" as I break into the world of teaching as well as the artwork and lessons that inspire it all. My Philosophy: "We need people who think with the creative side of their brains—people who have played in a band, who have painted…it enhances symbiotic thinking capabilities, not always thinking in the same paradigm, learning how to kick-start a new idea, or how to get a job done better, less expensively.” –Annette Byrd, GlaxoSmithKline This is why my art class is 'Not Just An Elective'.