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Lucus Zaharakis, Michelle
I have been a teacher at Hazel Wolf (K-8) since its inception 8 years ago. I create standards-based art curriculum, instructing 18 classes of very creative and enthusiastic students ranging from kindergarten to 8th grade. In the elementary grades, students receive art instruction on a 3 week rotation with Music and P.E. (Fourth and fifth graders receive one semester of art instruction on a 3 week rotation).
I have earned a B. A. degree and B.F. A. degree in studio Art and a Masters degree in Teaching. In addition to my certification teaching Visual Arts K-12, I also have certification in Special Education (K-12). My goal is to make the arts as inclusive, accessible and consistent as possible within the confines of our current educational system. Access to the arts fosters creative problem-solving skills, builds self-esteem and habits of productivity as well as giving all of us a visual voice with which to communicate what we feel and value.
I have been teaching for the Seattle Public Schools since 1991. I have taught grades 2 though 7, and am very grateful to have been part of Hazel Wolf K8 since its beginning stages.
In my time away from school, I am an avid knitter and I enjoy watching "reality" competition shows like Top Chef and Project Runway. I have 2 grown kids. Our daughter is a graduate of Western Washington University and our son is a freshman at WWU. They both play Ultimate, and so I spend many hours on the sidelines, rooting for Seattle Riot, Voodoo, and Dirt!