Ms. Kaplan is very excited to join Franklin Avenue Middle School as a leave replacement art teacher. Ms. Kaplan has her Bachelor's degree in Fine and Studio Art and holds a minor in Psychology. She has held various roles in education since 2013, including teaching weekend and after school courses at a private art school. Ms. Kaplan is fluent in many mediums and periods of art, however, her favorite style of art is illustration, and prefers watercolor and pen to other media.
Ms. Kaplan's philosophy is that all art should be fun and accessible to every student. It is her mission to foster a warm climate that encourages creativity, autonomy, and collaboration. She whole-heartedly believes that incredible things are possible when student's abandon their perception of creative limitations, and strive to take risks when appropriate.