Karyn Rodems is a 2010 graduate of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio with a Master of Arts in Art Education and a Multi-Age Visual Arts Teaching License. She also received her Bachelors in Art History and Art Studio from Case Western Reserve University in 2007. Karyn’s career goal as an art educator is to create and sustain an enriching and well-rounded curriculum in the visual arts. Her medium of choice is painting and drawing, while now delving more into the of the art of photography.
In her recent experience at Medina High School, Karyn crafted and implemented a complete Digital Art and Photography curriculum. Her students went on to earn awards and recognition in Ohio’s Governor’s Art Exhibition in 2019 and Scholastics Art Competition in 2020. She has also participated in other various art competitions while teaching elementary and middle school art from 2010-2018.
Throughout Karyn’s career she have been recognized for improving student’s artistic performance and developing innovative programs. What she brings to her teaching includes organizational and classroom management skills, the ability to keep students active and interested, and a strong desire to provide the highest quality of art education possible. Her teaching combines encouragement of exploration with providing students the conceptual and technical tools they will need to produce, understand, and improve their work. Karyn believes that the most valuable lesson that any student can learn is to pursue their own goals, defining and refining ideas while developing the material skills and craft necessary to execute them independently.