Ms. Cynthia Gaub
Ms. Gaub began teaching Middle School in 2000. She started in the Edmond's School district as an English and Drama teacher with occasional opportunities to teach art. Since she has been a professional artist since 1992, she wanted to teach art full-time# She moved to North Middle School in 2004 to teach art full-time. In addition to teaching classes she has been awarded several classroom grants, teaches professional development to her peers and runs fun after-school clubs in art and technology.
Ms. Gaub loves art and enjoys creating on a daily basis. She still has gallery shows of her professional work and enters contests as often as she can. She creates in fabric, digital and paper collage art medium. At home she loves to garden, play with her dogs, Charger and Frankie and Plato her cat.
She graduated from The Evergreen State College in 1989, with a Fine Arts Degree with courses covering performance and visual arts such as Film/video, Drawing/painting, Fashion Design along with Small Business Management and Education.
After working in retail, including managing a Seattle Art Gallery, she returned to school in 1999. Graduating from City University a year later with a Master in Teaching, she began her teaching years.
Ms. Gaub taught Drama and English for the Edmonds School District for four years. Her time there included producing several student plays, writing scripts for student performance, and earning grants to support these endeavors.
Currently, she teaches Art, Digital Art and Computer Technology for the Everett School District. Students in Visual Arts explore a variety of mediums in the Teaching For Artistic Behavior Classroom by accessing studios and meeting challenges based on themes and genres. In Digital Art, students explore visual arts mediums that require technology, such as animation, photography, and video. In Computer Technology, students learn basic computer skills including publishing, research and using the internet safely.
Sharing her knowledge with other educators has been a focus since 2006 when she presented at the Washington State Art Educators Art Conference with a workshop of Digital Art Projects using Photoshop. She went on to present the same at the National Conference in NYC in 2007. She returned to present again in Washington on Podcasting in the Classroom. Teaching for the district's professional development department she has taught over 100 district teachers in technology programs and projects. She continues to teach and present at conferences.
Ms. Gaub writes and receives grants for her classroom on the district and state level. She has written and received many grants for art organizations and schools. In 2001, she received a grant to produce a musical at Brier Terrace Middle School. In 2004 she was the recipient of the Everett Public Schools Foundation to create "Far Away Fairy Tales". These books can now be found in the North Middle School library. Since then she has been awarded grants for a school wide Literary Journal, School wide video project and many more.