Sunny McClain


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Professional profile:

I am both proud and excited to be an art teacher because I truly see the benefits of art education and the importance of using art as a basis to make connections to the world around us. Arts education supports and improves students' ability to learn and problem solve creatively which positively affects all areas of study. After graduating from Glenwood Springs High School, I returned to my birthplace, Lafayette, LA. I received an BS in Art Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a MA in Art Education from the University of Nebraska Kearney. I moved back to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2001 and I began teaching at Basalt High School in the fall of 2002. Along my journey, I have taught many different disciplines in art, including Art 1, Art 2 (Drawing & Painting), Pottery, Stained Glass, 3D (Sculpture), Photography (Digital & Film), Metalwork & Jewelry, and Commercial Art.


Communication preferences:

I prefer to be contacted via email. I tend to check it multiple times a day.


Personal facts:

I have a daughter named Parker who has Cerebral Palsy. She uses a wheelchair, a mobile stander, and a walker to get around. She is very bright and has taught me a great deal about life. I often use her story to teach my students about overcoming the challenges of life.

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