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EliasKell
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I am currently an art teacher living and working in Houston, Texas. Most of my current work are representations or examples of styles, medium/media, and techniques I have tried to encourage my students to practice with for the last few years.

In addition to current work, I have all the old stuff that I cared to root out and find submitted and posted on here...kinda like that OLD yearbook picture from way back when. The kind you're a little embarassed about, but keep because it reminds you of how far you've come in life.
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Im Still Alive, I Promise

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 23, 2010, 2:07 PM


Wow, August was my last entry... Sorry yall.

I promise I'm alive, everything is more or less going just fine.
I'm still teaching in Houston and having the absolute time of my life doing it every day, even if the kids are difficult--impossible even.

I've been butting heads with my AP about walkthroughs and the things that she has seen prior to her three month departure for maternity leave. She had told me that if I couldn't improve before she returned that I would not be here next year. She even went so far as to ask me if I loved my job, if I liked what I was doing every day, and if there was anything else I should be doing besides teaching. That one hurt. WAAAY below the belt.

I'm a first year teacher. I have six months of substitute teaching experience back in Katy, and now a FULL time teaching position with 6 periods of Art 1 with 200 students total... I am a first year teacher. FIRST YEAR TEACHER. I don't have the experience that other teachers have in this field when they get their start. I'm alternative certification and didn't go to school for three years for education--I went for art and design.

As I said, the job is hard, emotionally draining, and stressful. I've had four walkthroughs in the last month and all of them have said they have seen monumental improvement and that everything is looking good--some have even said not to worry about my AP when she returns and that I can relax and stop worrying.

I'm not going to stop worrying, as that worry has caused major improvement in my abilities... That being said it's doing little for my sleep or peace of mind. But truth is there isn't anything else I'd rather do. I've found my place, I've found what I want to do with the rest of my life--and the first year of that, as with anything else in life, means a lot of hard work. I have deviations to put up, but I probably wont for some time simply on account of my schedule and how busy I am whilst I remain in the academic year.

Just wanted to let you all know that I'm doing just fine in case anyone was wondering!

  • Mood: Tender
  • Listening to: Funeral For A Friend - Oblivion
  • Reading: Teaching Strategies
  • Watching: Top Gear
  • Playing: iTunes
  • Eating: Pibb Extra
  • Drinking: Pibb Extra

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:iconnirwin:
Nirwin Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Love ya bro!
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:iconeliaskell:
EliasKell Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't tell me you love me, tell me you have more Kanoa.
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sinfulbutterfly Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Hey you its been ages! I just wanted to wish you a happy belated birthday! I hope your doing well. Im doing so much better then the last time I was on DA.
:hugs:
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:iconeliaskell:
EliasKell Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Why has my profile been invaded by Twatlight?
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Spiriting0Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
Awesome gallery
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Love-Hates-Me Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
hey! haha you didnt even comment on the photo!

been alright, how have you been?
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EliasKell Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Same, same. I got a teaching job in Alief at Taylor HS in the art department there, and currently just working my summer job of swim lessons at a scuba shop out here in katy in the meantime.
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Rawox Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Student Interface Designer
You were considering about buying me a subscription??
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:iconeliaskell:
EliasKell Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I had a hard time believing nobody else had yet!
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:iconrawox:
Rawox Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Wow! Cool, maybe next time :D
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