My name is Kerstan Copeland. I am proud to be the art teacher of the fantastic students at WWT. I look forward to working with the students and families of this class as we blaze a trail of success during the 2014-2015 school year!
This is my 11th year teaching. I've taught on the Southside of San Antonio, in New Braunfels, and now I'm here at Northside ISD!
I have a wonderful family: my wife works for Communities in Schools. My son is a sophomore and my daughter is in 8th grade.
I LOVE this job! I get to make a difference each and every day I come to work. Of all the things I've ever done in my life, teaching is the best (and most challenging) endeavor I've ever undertaken.
Miscellaneous Information About Me: I love playing chess! I've run chess clubs at most of the schools I taught at. I am an avid model painter. I spend hours painting miniature army men with my son (mostly for the strategy gameWarhammer 40,000 which we play). I am a die-hard New England Patriotsfootball fan (I spent my childhood in New England). I am a big fan of the local Americana music scene... especially the Band Cross Canadian Ragweed! I love drawing with my pen-and-ink set and painting with my airbrush. I read constantly! I am the cook in my family and I specialize in making Italian food! The thing I miss most about the Marine Corps is parachuting. My favorite book is the Lord of the Rings and my favorite movie is the Committments! I used to fence in college. The best job I've ever had:teacher! :)
When I was a kid I loved art. It was what I was most excited about every day as I headed off to school. Art had it's hooks in me and made me WANT to go to school. Now I am a teacher and I have worked hard to instill the same love of art into my students.