"I'm a 3rd grade teacher at Hamilton Elementary School, but eventually I'd like to teach art to middle school students. My own middle school art teacher is the one who inspired me and brought out my creative side, and I want to help other young men and young women in the same way. Schools have students working on academic subjects and testing all day every day, but the kids need some release too. Art is a great stress reliever. It seems that when educational cuts are made, the arts (including music and dance) are always the first to go. They're important, and we need to keep them in our schools. In addition to teaching, I'd also like to open a gallery someday to help to support other local artists."
Ronald Stepter, educator and artist.