T e a c h i n g
Michaela Japec is a studio art and design teacher. She is passionate about art, art pedagogy, and teaching communication through art. In 2020, Japec joined her current school, Hayfield Secondary School as a full time middle school art teacher. As a middle school teacher Japec taught Fundamentals of Art, and 3D Art Exploration. With the onset of Covid-19, Japec gained a full year of virtual teaching, and concurrent teaching experience. For the 2021-2022 school year Japec was asked to take on the upper level high school studio art courses. At the high school level, she teaches Studio Art and Design 1, 2, 3, 4 and AP Drawing. Michaela Japec prioritizes building a welcoming classroom climate and developing positive relationships with all of her students.
August 2021- June 2022
August 2020- June 2021
January 2019 - June 2020
August 2018 - December 2018
Hayfield Secondary School, high school art teacher. Studio art and design 1,2,3,4 and AP Drawing.
Hayfield Secondary School, middle school art teacher. 3D art exploration, and three sections of Art foundations.
Torpedo Factory Art Center, professional fine artist with a public studio space.
Westfield High School, Long term art substitute teacher.
Photography, Broadcast journalism, and two sections of Studio art and design I.