New Teacher Interview: Ms. Crist

By Abigail Gooch

“I’m excited to be here and I’m excited to see what you all make this year,” she said. I would like to introduce you all to West Jessamine High School’s new art teacher, Ms.Crist. If you think you recognize her last name from somewhere, you’re absolutely right. Mrs. Crist is the West Jessamine Middle School’s health teacher, she is also the mother to our Ms. Crist’s – looks like teaching runs in the family. When I checked my schedule for the year, I saw Ms. Crist was teaching art and I thought into why the middle school health teacher was teaching art, only to realize it is her artistic daughter.
I have to say, Ms.Crist has an immense amount of talent. If you would like to see some of her artwork stop by the art room sometime! She is an incredibly friendly person and I’m sure she would love to meet new students and introduce any of you to the creative world of art. She says, “I think we have a great group of students and they’re wonderful to work with.”
Here’s a fun fact about our high school’s new art teacher: did you know that she has traveled to four different continents? She is up for quite an adventure, as she has traveled to Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe. Ms. Crist says that during her time traveling around the world she picked up several different styles of art and was able to try many new things. She says, “I think it’s important to try as many styles of art as you can. Helps to figure out which ones you like best.” Even if you feel that you’re best at one art style, try more! Widen your variety of art styles, you may find a new one that piques your interest.
Ms.Crist mentioned one new art project she would like to try with her students this year is ceramics. This should be a good, new, project for the art students of WJHS to explore. Ms.Crist is raving about her first year here at West as our art teacher. I can’t wait to see how the year pans out for her. Welcome to West Jessamine High School, Ms. Crist!


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