Hello, my name is Joelle Howald. I’m taking this course as part of the K-12 Art Licensure Degree Program. I was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. Spent time growing up there and The Woodlands, near Houston. Then moved to Clearwater, Florida as a teenager. Living in and around beaches, forests, swamps and meadows has given me an unwavering fascination with nature. I love making art, gardening and books.
I’m looking forward to learning as much as I can about teaching, while in this program.
My student teaching assignment this fall is metalsmithing/jewelry at Dimond High, which so far is totally rewarding! I love working with metal and the highschool students are pretty awesome too. I live in Anchorage with my husband, Nathan Shafer, who as you can see from his photo is a centaur.