Hello My Name Is...
Hello! I'm Mrs. Patti Dye and I am
the full-time Arts and Humanities teacher here at McDowell Elementary! I
am fortunate and blessed to teach all children in grades kindergarten
through 5th grade four times a week every other week in the skills and
appreciation of all the arts which include music, visual art, dance, and
drama. Of course, we also explore various cultures from around the
world because, as all my students come to understand, "You can't learn
about the arts without learning about people and you can't learn about
people without learning about their arts."
This is my 22 year of teaching having taught all levels of primary K-3
until these last six years in this most rewarding related arts teaching
position - Arts and Humanities.
My philosophy for my students is to "have fun while learning and you'll learn something you won't ever forget!"
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My contact info:
school phone 606-377-6640
arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing,
and arithmetic…music, dance, painting, and theater are all keys that
unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment.”
–William Bennett, Former US Secretary of Education
Using national sources, the Kentucky Core Content development committee defined the arts as creating, performing, and responding to dance, music, theater; the visual arts; and literature. The committee defined the humanities as
the beliefs, thoughts, and traditions of humankind as reflected in
history; philosophy; religion; dance; music; theater; the visual arts;
As the Arts and Humanities teacher
I strive to provide our students with as many opportunities as possible
in learning as much as they can about all the arts and how they are
intertwined within our daily life experiences, societies, and history.