St. Peters Lutheran School’s Becky Thoma Named Teacher of the Month by Arts Attack Publications. Arts Attack is a national program dedicated to developing high quality, easy-to-teach, visual arts curricula for elementary and middle schools STURGEON BAY, Wisc. – Becky Thoma, a kindergarten teacher from St. Peters Lutheran School, has been named as National Teacher of the Month for March by Arts Attack, an online visual arts curriculum for elementary and middle schools. While research confirms the importance in the role art plays in the creative growth of students, budgets continue to be trimmed for arts programs. Thoma has been a kindergarten teacher at St. Peters Lutheran School in Sturgeon Bay, Wisc. for the past 11 years.
“The focus of the Arts Attack program is in its name, Art Training for Teachers And Creative Kids” said Marcia Osterink, founder of Arts Attack. “Our goal is to enable teachers to achieve exceptional artwork from their students by providing high quality, easy-to-teach, visual arts curricula for elementary and middle schools. But, it’s through incredible teachers such as Becky Thoma, that brings creativity to life with her students.”
The arts focus at St. Peters Lutheran School is across all grades. The school has been a multiyear customer of Arts Attack but they recently adopted and implemented the online version of the curriculum in thousands of schools and districts throughout the country to teach children how to express themselves through art.
The Arts Attack National Teacher of the Month recognizes a K-8 teacher who:
• Exemplifies adherence to the online curriculum while exhibiting out-of-the box thinking with arts techniques provided by the program.
• Demonstrates cross curriculum integration leveraging art as a form of teaching required subjects (i.e., leveraging art to celebrate the Renaissance period in a history class).
• Allows children to exhibit their art for parental and/or classroom viewing (i.e., launching an online museum, leveraging arts projects to tell a story via video, hosting an art exhibit).
Founded in 1991, Arts Attack enables teachers to achieve exceptional artwork from their students.