Jeremy Blair feels privileged to be a part of a school and community that support the fine arts. Greenbriar was recently named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School, in part due to its strong fine arts programs. The faculty, administration, and community have recognized the importance of the fine arts in the development of the whole child. Students connect with the content area and the community at large by participating in Artsonia’s online art portfolios, designing and creating the decorations for the Winter Sing and musical performances, and participating in After-School Art Club. Partnership with the PTO, Art Adventure, and Artist in Residence programs provides support for Jeremy’s curriculum, as well as opportunities for students to experience art in a new light. As a result of the combined effort of all interested parties, Jeremy is proud to say that students come to his class eager to learn. Jeremy Blair has been teaching art at Greenbriar Elementary School for the past six years. Prior to that, he taught four years at Townline Elementary School, which embraced the Bernstein Artful Learning model as a framework to integrate art into the core curriculum and provided a structure for classroom instruction. Jeremy continues to integrate this model of learning into his daily teaching. By using technologies in the art classroom to enhance student learning, analyzing masterworks, working in inquiry centers, creating art, and reflecting on one’s learning, students are challenged, thus creating a deeper level of understanding. Through the arts, Jeremy feels students walk away with the skills, knowledge, and experiences that will last a lifetime.