I do love school. When I was a kid I may not have said this, but as a parent, an educator, a involved community member, I will announce my joy for being part of the learning family. But my running joke is "I stopped being a teacher and became a caricature artist when I realized I don't like kids!"
I was a classroom teacher for 17 years, mostly primary. Some of best professional experiences have come in the context of education. My friends, and family, are deeply rooted in supporting the youths. So, it is only natural that as an artist that I try to find ways to give back to the locals who continue the struggle. Thank you to the staff at Dudley for being so inviting. I appreciate all the families who came out to support the PTA and the school staff. And for the kids I drew, you are alright.