Today, we have a wonderful teacher and a student joining us today, Amanda Schaeffer and Neel Mawalkar.
Amanda is an art teacher out of Hilliard City Schools, which is one of the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio. She teaches both Art and Ecology, very STEAM-focused, in part of Hilliard City Schools Innovation Learning Campus.
Neel is a 10-year old student who just finished up the 5th grade at Wickliffe Elementary School, which is also in the suburbs of Columbus in Upper Arlington. Next year, Neel is going to be celebrating his journey into middle school, and he wants to be a scientist one day when he grows up.
Amanda is a great practitioner in both formal and informal education, and she has such a passion for art and for teaching. We try to tap into that a little bit and share that with others in our community in ways that are not tied specifically to our own homes schools.