Dr. Carr-WinstonName: Dr. Melodie Carr-WinstonRoom Number(s): 215/ 025Subject(s): ArtOffice Hours: Monday through Friday, 1:35 pm- 3:00 pm or by appointmentBuilding Phone: 314.385.4774 ext.36698*Please contact by email during school closing*Teacher Message:
My expectations for the school year are to build a rapport with the students as I help them advance their educations. The motto I will emphasize is “You can do more than you give yourself credit for” to help the students understand they are better at art than they think. My goal is to help them gain confidence in their abilities and to learn to be prideful in their work.Biography:My name is Dr. Melodie Carr-Winston and I am a St. Louis native. I grew up in the Jennings school district then attended Lutheran High School North. I graduated of the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in art then I received a Masters of Art in Teaching from Lindenwood University in 2011. Currently, I have a Doctorate of Educational Leadership degree from Lindenwood University. I began my teaching as a long-term substitute at Jennings Senior High School (2 years) while I completed my Master’s Degree then I took a position in elementary art education in the Normandy School District where I served for four years. This is my sixth year with the St. Louis Public School District and I am still excited to be here! I am the art teacher here at Northwest Academy of Law teaching Introduction to Art I & II, an advanced level Drawing & Painting course, and Advanced Placement for those students interested in pursuing art related careers.My plan for the school year is to introduce the students to basic art concepts, art history, and the language of art. The curriculum will be enhanced through field excursions and classroom programs through collaborations with the local art museums.The students will explore ways to be successful as well as ways to track their academic success. They will discuss and investigate higher education, careers, and paths to be followed to reach their goals. My goals for the school year are to provide insightful and rigorous experiences for the students that will prepare them for their next level of learning. I chose to become a teacher because I love the arts as well as working with children.Other collaborations include work with the Green City Coalition as trough their Vacancy to Vibrancy project in Walnut Park. Through this partnership, students have helped redesign public spaces and have created art on the building board-ups surrounding the campus. They will also collaborate with C'Babi Bayoc on a neighborhood art instillation. Within the Northwest Academy of Law community, students have aslo completed several murals representative of their knowledge of activism in history and have completed school beautification projects.When I’m not teaching, I am spending time with my husband and two sons, creating art, or gardening. I am also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and spend many hours completing community service with the organization.