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Cottey College
Graduated 1978 AA
California State University Long Beach
BA 1981 Art Education

Valerie Berry

Biography

 I have been teaching at Jordan since 1989. I am involved in the International Baccalaureate SLC (both Diploma Programme: Visual Arts SL- 11th grade and Middle Years Program D&P- 9th and10th grade) and Excellence Through the Arts SLC. I teach the following subjects: Drawing and Painting 1-2 and IB Visual Arts.

Career:

Jordan high School 1989-present

Stanford Middle School 1986-1989

DeMille Middle School 1984-1986

Newcomb School K-8 Middle school 1982-1984

Education:

Cal State Long Beach, CA;   BA 1981 Art Education

Cottey College, Nevada, MO.; AA 1978 Art

Accolades:

"Most inspirational teacher" UCSD student admission survey 2000-2001

"Most promising art student"  Cottey College 1977

Organizations:

Los Altos UCC Outreach chair

PEO: Women's Philanthropic Education Organization- Promoting higher education for women.

CLRN: Media reviewer for arts software, DVDs, Videos, and web sites.

Personal:

Married -33 years

2 daughters, 2 god daughters all married or in relationships:

4 grandsons and 4 granddaughters.

Course Outline

Students will become proficient at the Visual Art High Schoool Standards through this class.

We Read, Write, Maintain a notebook, Doing Aesthetic valuing (criticism of artwork), and create Projects.

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