This is a podcast interview of Mary Ellen Bailey. I have known Mary Ellen for four years as the Upper Primary Division Art Teacher at Hong Kong International School. Quite simply, Mary Ellen is one of the finest colleagues that I know. She transforms the way I see art instruction and is a constant source of support and guidance.
Mary Ellen inspires me to become a better teacher. Her unwavering passion for creativity in teaching art challenges her students to use skills they already have and to gain confidence and control of creative techniques. My students and I benefit from Mary Ellen’s adaptive and well-managed, art classroom.
In this discussion, Mary Ellen tells of her thoughts on teaching and building curriculum. She gives practical advice on the importance of design. Enjoy this thoughtful talk with a very creative professional.