Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Fine Arts from Michigan State University Master of Arts from Michigan State University specializing in Special Education Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from George Mason University with an endorsement in ESOL Postgraduate Professional Teaching Licenses: Visual Arts, PreK-12 English as a Second Language, PreK-12
Ms. Katie Buffington
Hello, Awesome Parents and Guardians of Baldwin Intermediate Art Students!
My name is Katie Buffington and I am thrilled to be at Baldwin Intermediate! I bring with me lots of teaching experience that spans across all grade levels and abilities - from kindergarten to seniors in high school. This includes several years at Osbourn High School and Metz Middle School. I have three degrees including a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education from Michigan State University, a Master of Arts in Education specializing in Special Education from Michigan State University, and a Master of Curriculum and Instruction in ESOL from George Mason University. As you can see from my diverse teaching and education background, I believe that all students can learn and excel given the right support and scaffolding in the classroom, as well as at home.
In my class, I give students the opportunity to explore and create using as many different materials as possible! We will be creating using chalk pastel, oil pastel, graphite, tempera, ink, watercolor, ceramics, collage, acrylic and more! Students are in control of their learning and take pride in planning and creating their projects.