Amber Stautzenberger, Lower School Art Teacher
What motivated and inspired you to teach?
My high school art teacher, my own passion for creating, and interest in various cultures are what inspired me to study fine arts. I love sharing my knowledge of art elements, art history, and the plethora of cultures involved to strengthen creativity, critical thinking, global competency, confidence, and motor skills.
What makes you excited to come to school every day?
Teaching for the early childhood program here at ESD is a new experience daily. Watching children become wide-eyed with amazement when discovering blue mixed with red makes purple, or finding out the can create a sculpture from clay is consistently a heartwarming reward.
What life lesson do you want your students to learn in your classroom?
It's not always about the final goal, but about the journey along the way. Learning from hardships is what helps to build character.
Tell us a fun or interesting fact about yourself!
I am a Mixed Martial Artist with 10 professional fights and hold a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Currently, I'm taking a break to focus on my family and teaching.