Helping Students See the Beauty in the World

Ms. Heidi Davis has served well over a thousand students in her 18 years at Creative Montessori Academy in Southgate. She is the K-8 art teacher and enjoys watching her students grow as young artists.

“The unique thing about my teaching position is that I have been able to observe and teach these students every year and watch them develop as artists and young people and citizens of this wonderful world of ours,” said Ms. Davis.

She received her degree from Central Michigan University and has done additional studies at both Madonna University and Schoolcraft University. She loves art because she believes it bridges various subjects at school. Math and science are often used in her classroom which, in turn, makes her students more successful in those subjects because of the cross-correlation.

“I have had a couple of students go on to art school, one in Chicago at the Art Institute and another here in Detroit at College for Creative Studies but I can’t and won’t take any credit for that. I’m proud to be here along the way of their journey to help them and show them just how wonderful art is,” she explained.

Ms. Davis believes art is a great place to explore, problem solve and discover things you had no idea you could do!