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Mrs. Hailemichael

Subject/Grade:  ART - Kindergarten through 8th grade
  
Favorite Quotation: "Be the change you want to see in the world."  ---Ghandi
 
Why I teach: I am a lifelong learner, and absolutely love sparking that creative passion within my students.
 
Education and Training: I received my B.F.A. in Drawing and Painting from the University of North Texas and am TEA Certified K-12 Art and Supplementary ESL.
 
Where I have lived:  I grew up in McKinney, Texas and currently live in Dallas.  I lived in Ethiopia for 3 years as well!
 
My Professional Experience: I taught Art in the Dallas Independent School District for several years. Before that, I served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia.  While serving in Ethiopia, I worked as an English Language Teacher trainer in five elementary schools for two years.  There I provided support to all English teachers at each school in the community through model teaching, co-teaching and direct teaching, mentoring and hosting workshops and English Clubs for staff and students alike. Additionally I taught malaria prevention and other health related activities.  During my 3rd year,  I taught a supplementary English course at a local University to freshman female students to provide them with extra support and encouragement so they could be successful students.
 
My Family: My husband and I have been married for 3 years and we have a 2 year old son named John.  Both my boys are so special to me!!!
 
Something you might not know about me: I speak Amharic, (the national language of Ethiopia)!  And my last name is pronounced : "hi lee Michael".
 
My prayer for my students:  I pray that my students feel loved and supported by their family, their community, and Christ throughout the school year and that I can give them strength of character, spirit and creative grit.

My contact information: lhailemichael@stjosephccschool.net