It's Personal, Jennifer Klecker

Jennifer Klecker took a break from the classroom to go back to school. The revelations that transformed her own art practice inspired her to transform her approach to teaching. Watch this video of her 2017 Curriculum Slam to learn how helps her students at Independence High School in San Francisco find the spark that inspires them.

What is the spark for your teaching practice? Apply by March 12, 2018 to present on the theme "Art as Collective Movement" on April 19 .

Jennifer Klecker is an art teacher at Independence High School in San Francisco.  She holds a BA in Art Education from Cardinal Stritch University, and a MFA from California College of the Arts.  She has worked with high school students in social justice and art education for over ten years.  Her own art practice explores psychological landscapes, examining the human connection to place and others.  Her tools include video, performance, drawing, installation, and mark-making.

 sketchnotes by Todd Berman, mixed media on paper, 8" x 10", 2017

sketchnotes by Todd Berman, mixed media on paper, 8" x 10", 2017