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Clippert Academy Art Teacher Ruth Goldfaden
Recognized by: Kim Gonzalez, Principal, Clippert Academy
To many, art is much more than day dreaming or splashing colors on a piece of paper. It is an outlet. Art is a way to express ourselves by bringing the imagination into reality. Ruth Goldfaden, a 30-year art teacher in Detroit, has spent the past eight years at Clippert Academy, one of Detroit Public Schools’ ‘Top K-8 Schools” ranked by Excellent Schools Detroit.
During her time at Clippert, Goldfaden and her students have received many awards, recognitions and accolades, says Principal Kim Gonzalez, who nominated her to be recognized for outstanding dedication.
“Her students have either won the grand prize or received honorable mentions in the Skillman Float Design Contest every year for the past eight years. One of her students won the grand prize in the NAACP Art and Essay contest in 2010 and two others have received honorable mentions in recent years,” says Gonzalez. “This year we had two second place winners—a 5th grader for elementary art and a 6th grader for middle school art.”
Goldfaden’s students’ work was featured on the district’s 2014 holiday card, which was distributed to all DPS families. In 2012, a former student’s work was featured on a poster for the Detroit Institute of Arts. Goldfaden and her young artists always provide amazing quality work with professionalism.
“Because of her skill, expertise, and success as an art teacher, Ms. Goldfaden was named Wayne County RESA Teacher of the Year in 2010 and truly deserves recognition for her success,” says Gonzalez.”
Gonzalez credits Clippert students’ art success to Goldfaden’s excellent teaching and learning and that she is always able to encourage her students to do their best and reach their potential as artists.
“After nearly 30 years as an art teacher in DPS, I still get excited about going to work and about having the opportunity to teach art to so many of the intelligent, talented and productive children in Detroit Public Schools,” said Goldfaden. “I am hardworking and dedicated, but so are the children, families, staff and administration here at Clippert Academy, which is why we have, and will continue to, achieve great things.”
Ruth Goldfaden, DPS thanks you for your dedication!