Cadet teaching for art teacher Katy Mangrich’s Digital Design I class, senior Martha Wait answers students’ questions, works on homework and frames students’ artwork. After taking Mangrich’s AP 2D Design class and three other classes with her, Wait found herself well-versed in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and wanted to be productive during her study hall. This led her to speak with Mangrich about cadet teaching.
What is your favorite thing about cadet teaching?
“My favorite thing about cadet teaching is seeing people learn and be creative. It was really fun to watch the students learn and create amazing art and I loved helping them learn the programs and give feedback on their work,” Wait said.
What is your least favorite thing about cadet teaching?
“I don’t have a least favorite thing. I loved cadet teaching, and I loved helping people in the class. Cadet teaching for Digital Design reminded me of how I came to love photoshop and even when it was really hard, it was fun. It isn’t an easy class, and it was cool to watch people work through the difficult parts,” Wait said.
What is your favorite memory from cadet teaching?
“My favorite memory was when I got to see all the unfinished work after the critiques because it was amazing to see what everyone created, and how they had revised them to make their art better,” Wait said.
Would you recommend cadet teaching to other students?
“I would recommend cadet teaching to other students because it is really fun to be in a class you love, and especially if you have a busy schedule, it is a nice change of pace to be the helper rather than the one learning the class material,” Wait said.