About Ms.Shoshanna Cohen
Ms. Cohen was nominated by a parent. Here’s what the parent had to say about Ms. Cohen:
Ms Cohen is the Art teacher for our Title 1 Elementary School, in Seattle's most diverse neighborhood: White Center Heights Elementary. With ~615 students in our Elementary school, 85% of our student body population are students of color, 86% live below the poverty line, and 83% of our students speak a different language at home than english.
Ms Cohen works joyfully to promote a safe, healthy, fun environment for all the students in our school. With a passion for more than just art, Ms Cohen strives to incorporate STEAM learning into her classroom: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. The kids just love her special magic so much, every aspect of her classroom is intriguing, from the fish tanks with tortoise and salmon spawns, to the garden beds outside the classroom filled with herbs that she has planted with her students.
She works every day after class to offer free after-school clubs, so that the students have an opportunity to explore and continue their learning. Ms Cohen's after school clubs include: mural painting, gardening, soccer, basketball, carnival club, and more. She often spends her weekends at school with the students working on event-based projects, and she certainly spends her own money picking up supplies for her classroom and clubs.