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Welcome Back Gators!

Jubilation Station!

Welcome to Glenwood Fine Arts! My program philosophy is E3...Explore, Entertain, and Empower. Serving students from 7th through 12th grade, my upper school program encourages students to explore the fine arts while empowering them with confidence and learning connections. My hope is to interest the new comer to the arts as much as I challenge those who have been dabbling for years!
August Highlight
Welcome to Glenwood fine arts where creativity and a little crazy are celebrated! Here, our oldest students are racing to complete a creative photo scavenger hunt in the least number of pictures. We are off to a great start!
Upcoming Events
Little Mermaid rehearsals start this Thursday after the cast list goes up Tuesday 20th!
Save the date to see the show Nov 3rd and 4th!
My name is Melissa Wilks. I am genuinely happy to encourage your students each day. Though relatively new to Glenwood, I am a veteran teacher. Also, my children are life long Glenwood learners.
My degrees are in Theatre Education, but I also have the opportunity to teach visual art. All courses, with the exception of DE Theatre, are designed as integrated arts courses. I strive to broaden the students' awareness of all Fine Arts by connecting fine arts to each other and to life skills. Our goal is to explore and appreciate, if we discover talent, that is only a bonus!
Throughout my teaching career I have been blessed with recognition and opportunities to grow professionally. I was the 2008 Muscogee County Teacher of the Year, named a Georgia Master teacher in 2009, became a Harvard fellow in 2012 attending their Project Zero Program, and was named a finalist for the 2017 Page One Top Teacher Award. I say that to assure you that whatever "fun" you hear of in Fine Arts, it is underscored with learning and developmentally appropriate curriculum. I love to teach and take it more seriously than it might ever seem.
Thank you for the opportunity to invest in your children.
Melissa Wilks