Taggart Receives Art Award
Wooster High School art teacher, Tricia Taggart, recently received the eXpressions Teacher Celebration award from the Cleveland Clinic for participating in the program for 10 years.
This eXpressions program encourages high school students from all over the state to creatively interpret research studies done by Cleveland Clinic student interns in literary, artistic, and mathematical ways, according to civiceducation.clevelandclinic.org.
The program uses project-based learning and interaction among students to give participants the opportunity to be creative along with learning through research studies.
Taggart has required her AP students, along with other select students, to participate in the artistic aspect of this program.
“It’s a challenge unlike any other assignment…it gives the students a criteria and information and then sets them free to be creative,” Taggart said.
The eXpressions Teacher Celebration award was given to all teachers who participated in the program for five or more years.
Taggart says it is very humbling to receive this award.
She started the program because the Cleveland Clinic has helped her family through multiple medical instances.
“We are extremely proud of Tricia and her dedication to promoting student success. I am blessed to be able to work with staff members who are so committed to their students and helping each of them reach their full potential in unique and creative ways,” principal Tyler Keener said in a recent WHS press release.
Taggart said she loves to see art students connect with other subject areas such as math and science through the eXpressions program.