Friday, March 4, 2022

Retirement Reflections

Hi readers - I am so sorry that it has been almost a year since my last post. I was diagnosed with a serious illness last summer and have been trying to balance school with medical treatments. I will be retiring on March 31 in order to fully focus on my health and recovery. I have had the honor of teaching at Dolvin Elementary for 26 years and a total career of 30 years, so as hard as it is to let it go, it is time.

I want to thank all of you who have followed my blog posts since the start over 10 years ago. I started it to have a new means to show off our work in the art room and make connections with our local community as well as other art education networking. Since then, social media has blossomed and other forms like Instagram have come to the forefront for ease of use and access. I will keep my blog available and will occasionally post updates since it is like an ongoing scrapbook. My primary platform from here on out will be Instagram and you can find me @smartestartists. I will also focus on growing my TPT shop- yay!

Many, many thanks for all the interest and support over the years - I am incredibly proud of my career and grateful for the opportunity to make my wildest art teacher dreams come true. Best wishes and all my love!

Mrs. Hope Knight and the Smartest Artists