Debbie Fischer
Debbie Fischer

I have been an artist since birth.  I remember creating pictures as early as four years old, drawing on paper, rocks, and dirt, just about anything I could find.  By the time I was in the 5th grade, I knew I was destined to teach art.  My career started when my 5th-grade teacher, Mrs. Bitzer, she asked me to teach an art lesson once a week to my classmates and I have been teaching ever since.  Teaching art has been one of my greatest joys in life for I’ve come to realize the great satisfaction children attain is in creating something beautiful.

After graduating from Boise State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and starting my family I began teaching at Sacred Heart Catholic School and am very blessed to get to see the students develop from kindergarten to 8th grade.  Along with the opportunity to teach art,  I am the Minister of Religious Education for Children at Sacred Heart Parish. She believes God has given her the privilege to touch a child’s life through the “joy” of creating beauty as God has for us.

E-mail address:
dfischer (at) sacredheartboise (dot) com

Links:
My Web Site
Religious Education Information
Watch the Capital Educators Teacher of the Month and Grant Award Featuring Mrs. Fischer 
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Education:

  • BFA in Art Education K-12 from Boise State University
  • Ministerial Development Program from the Diocese of Boise
  • Technology Certificate from the State of Idaho
  • Catechist Certificate from the Diocese of Boise
  • 45+ credit hours
  • Continuing Education from NNU, BSU, U of I and Gonzaga
  • Certification in Mathematical Thinking for Instruction

Club/Programs

  • Festival of Trees
  • Spring Fine Arts Fair

Philosophy:
Every one can learn to draw!

I am an advocate for the arts in education; encouraging creative ways of thinking, not only in art in its traditional form, but in different techniques. I believe “The Arts” are necessary to the development of a fully rounded education. In my classes I try to create an atmosphere that displays “there is no wrong way to draw” and hopefully each student will discover their own unique style. Teaching art has been one of my greatest joys in life for I’ve come to realize the great satisfaction children attain in creating something beautiful.