This week on Teaching Channel Talks, we welcome educator and “Artivist”, Aundrae Williams, as he shares his background in education, including how he stumbled into leadership. From his commitment to equity and inclusivity to his dedication to supporting students expression through art, Aundrae’s story will inspire you to lead in the space you are given.
Aundrae Willliams is an artivist, husband, and teacher pursuing educational leadership. A former pro basketball player from St. Louis, Missouri, Mr. Williams has his master’s degree in the art of teaching from Lindenwood University, St. Charles, and principal certification from Point Park University, Pittsburgh. Aundrae Williams has created viral pieces on Instagram, worked with influencers, and held a handful of art shows in St. Louis and Pittsburgh. As a K-12 art teacher, Mr. Williams’ goal is to inspire a generation of young people to pursue their dreams and to inform others of injustices that happen around the world through art making so that we can heal and take steps towards a positive change. Discover more from Aundrae Williams on his social media: @EazyYokeArt
Dr. Wendy Amato earned her Master’s in Education and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia. She holds an MBA from James Madison University. Wendy began teaching in 1991, has served as a Middle School Administrator, and still teaches at UVA’s School of Education. She has delivered teacher professional development workshops and student leadership workshops in the US and internationally. Wendy and her family live near Charlottesville, Virginia.
- Explore Aundrae’s Art at EazyYokeArt
- In this episode, Aundrae mentions Greta Thunberg and the Frederick Douglass Foundation.
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