Today I had my first full day at SLU as a guest/teacher/artist in residence. Visiting about 5 different classes, ranging from undergrad to grad- it was amazing! Classes raging from Contemporary Issues in Education to Educational Leadership with a variety of Education department professors to a Gender Studies class entitled Performing Women’s Identities with Dr. Evette Hornsby-Minor.
I learned something new about rural America. Rural America can be likened to the urban area, specifically “inner city” America like where I teach in Los Angeles, yet does not garner as much attention nor funding opportunities, yet the need is there. Interesting.
I learned that like LA, many good teachers are losing their jobs here-across the board, but of course, the visual and performing arts are hit hard-disappointing many students.
I learned again, how critical it is for me to enjoy and celebrate the vibrant, rich, and diverse culture that LA offers.
More to come as the next day arrives- including photos!