Art teacher that uses stop-motion and other innovative techniques is up for Teacher of the Year
West Jefferson Elementary Art Teacher, Adam Gebhardt, is one of 12 finalists recently nominated for Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year 2018.
Gebhardt is using art to create experiences beyond simple drawing or painting. He is the Program Leader and Grant Writer for SpotEd Media which "implements video as a means for instruction, creative expression, discovery, and developing digital literacy."
Gebhardt wrote a grant to acquire tons of Lego bricks which students then used to created stop-motion animation videos. He also worked up a grant to purchase a 3D printer which he has turned in to an online club for students to have access at home.
Well done Mr. Gebhardt and we hope you continue to innovate and give opportunities to students!!!