Degrees and Certifications:
BFA Art Education Masters of Secondary Education
Mrs. Paula Bennett
Welcome to Mrs. Bennett's PHS Art website!
I have been teaching 28 years, all of those as an instructor of art at Poquoson High School. I am a PHS alumni, Class of 1986, and currently a 36 year "move-in". I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University, 1990, and received my Masters of Secondary Education from VCU in 2006.
I have dedicated my life to teaching. I believe to be a good teacher you have to love what you do and care about who you are teaching.The visual arts are an essential part of the curriculum in Poquoson City Schools. I believe art is the cornerstone in the development of the whole person. Art can be the tool that stimulates both the body and mind. Art can spark a student’s imagination, promote skill development, and encourage them to take risks as they engage in the creative process. Art can once again enable us to become the thinker and the maker. As an art teacher, I can participate in this journey. Enticing as many students as possible to the art experience is my goal!
Current teaching assignments include:
Yearbook I & II, Drawing & Painting Fundamentals, Pre-AP Studio, Art IV, AP Studio Art, and Graphic Arts.
I am currently the Co-SCA sponsor as well as the Yearbook Adviser.