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Edward J. Bayonet Jr., B.A., A.A.
International Academy of Art and Design
Tampa, FL (Graphic Comm., AD Design)
Certified: Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
Inside all of us, students and teachers, there is an innate desire to strive for success. No matter what talent or gift we are bestowed with, continued development is a necessity. Not only do I encourage and point my students in this direction, but I model this same behavior in my own work ethic. I cannot expect my students to move in one direction if I am not focused and moving the same way.
Even subsequent to my formal education, I have never allowed myself to stop learning. Every day there are new ideas and discoveries that apply to my career field. Knowledge is a living and breathing organism. By modeling this practice in the classroom and introducing new concepts and ideas to students on a weekly basis, it inspires them and excites their minds. We are living in a generation where students are bombarded left and right by images, ideas, headlines, social media, etc. Harnessing their attention and focusing students on relative assignments and topics will result in achievement that will resound throughout their academic careers.
My classroom environment not only allows my students to be creative and inspired but also keeps their attention focused on a higher level of learning. I consistently introduce real world ideas and concepts that are a standard in the industry, which my students are intrigued by and wish to continue in their careers. Encouraging them to strive for leadership positions and simulating real world experiences and deadlines in the classroom is where academic achievement is measured and has reflected success. Not only do my students strive for this success - they attain it.
• Dual Art Degrees
• 8 years of teaching experience
• 20+ years of design experience
• SkillsUSA - National Champion
• SkillsUSA Chapter advisor (8yrs)
• Alumni Member of SkillsUSA
• Fluent in Mac OSX & Windows OS
• Adobe® Creative Suite Master User
Brian Atkins, B.A.
Art Institute - Tampa, FL (Marketing)
Certified: Adobe Creative Suite,
Apple iWorks, Microsoft Office