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Putting humanity into the arts: A look at W-JCC Teacher of the Year Melissa Furr's classroom

Putting humanity into the arts: A look at W-JCC Teacher of the Year Melissa Furr's classroom

Jamestown High School art teacher Melissa Furr was recently named the W-JCC Teacher of the Year, and when looking at her classroom, seeing her passion for the material or the impact she’s had on her students, it's easy to understand why.

Furr has been an art teacher at Jamestown for the past nine years, and in that time, she's found an approach to the material that strikes a balance between instructing students and providing students with what they need to pursue projects on their own.

“I always try to give my students the chance to grow on their own, to solve the problems on their own, but I will always be there when they need me to be,” Furr said. “It’s not my job as a...

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