PAXTON, Ill. (WCIA) — This Teacher to Know was inspired to follow in the footsteps of the excellent educators who taught her.
Emily Valencia teaches art at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School. She’s been there for five years.
She says she chose art because she loves seeing her students express themselves. She’s done a lot for the program, teaching various classes including graphic arts. She also started Art League.
Some students have even been part of community murals and helped design Paxton’s water tower.
Valencia says graphic design is her favorite class to teach, but she says all of her classes bring her closer to her students.