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Michael Millam

Pegasus Art Teacher
M.A., Boston University
B.A., California State Fullerton
Michael Millam is an Art Educator who began his teaching career by sharing his passion for black and white photography and 3D Design at Kennedy High School in La Palma, California. While teaching at Kennedy, Mr. Millam focused on revamping and bringing the art program to life. Students expressed themselves artistically and won 1st and 2nd place at district art shows every year while he taught them. Mr. Millam built a solid hybrid digital photography and traditional film photography program. After teaching Photo, Mr. Millam moved to a different high school to teach ceramics. He returned to school to work on his Masters to better advocate for art education. Mr. Millam has extended his role of a teacher to also become a master teacher and a presenter of curriculum at national art education conferences, and a guest on an art themed podcasts. Mr. Millam spent two years as the visual and performing arts department chair. Mr. Millam works on his personal artwork as he feels that one must be a working artist to be able to connect with students and their artistic struggles as well as to constantly refine his own philosophy of teaching and the art making process. Mr. Millam is passionate about making art, enjoys traveling with his wife, going to the movies, hanging out with his two cats Vlad and Lily, and watching hockey. “An artist teacher wishing to foster students to become self-motivated learners in the arts. I believe through the study of the visual arts we will foster students’ curiosity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking skills to develop proactive problem solvers in the 21st century.”

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