Susan E. Wagner High School, David A. Cugini/PrincipalAlishia Neckin/Visual Arts Educator
I enjoy challenging my students with complex questions that fuel their ideas. The students explored the meaning of Sanctuary and discussed how that relates to their perspectives and their lives. It gave them an avenue to express what is important to them. I was inspired listening to the students’ stories, feelings and experiences, and this gave me a deeper understanding of each student. In addition, this topic helped the diverse populations in my classes gain more respect for each other’s ideas and thoughts.
Tottenville High School, Mr. Joseph Scarmato/Principal Katherine Murphy/Visual Arts Teacher
Having the opportunity to share thoughts and ideas with my colleagues about our students makes this photography program so special. It is always interesting to see and hear other people’s perspectives. This photography catalogue gives students the opportunity to communicate their ideas through imagery. This is extremely powerful.