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Meet WDES Teacher of the Year: Ms. Christy Baines
I was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon; raised in Union County, North Carolina. I attended Hemby Bridge Elementary, Piedmont Middle, Piedmont High and Independence High Schools. I went to East Carolina University where I received a BFA in Art Education with a concentration in Commercial Advertising.
My first job was in Halifax County where I taught art at four elementary schools. My next job was at GR Whitfield a K-8 school in Pitt County. I then took a job in Union County where I taught art at Waxhaw and Western Union Elementary Schools for one year. Next, I moved to Shiloh Elementary for 12 years. I also taught art at New Salem Elementary, Wolfe Center and Pre-Voc Center while based at Shiloh. I am now at Weddington Elementary School for my fourth year.
I love my job! I love displaying my studentsâ€™ art in the community. I love the smiles on the studentsâ€™ faces and the joy in their accomplishments when they achieve a task that they thought at first was impossible. It is amazing what a little encouragement can do. I expect them to try their best at everything they doâ€¦ in life. If you can look back on life and know that you honestly gave it your best effort, you should be satisfied with whatever the outcome may beâ€¦live lifeâ€¦ joyfullyâ€¦. no regrets.
When I am not teaching art I can be found traveling, taking photographs, drawing, boating, water skiing, wakeboarding, working out, spending time with friends, family and playing with my dog.
Written by: Ms. Christy Baines, Art Teacher
Posted: Oct 28, 2010 by Colleen Salter