For Brian Hassel, who has been teaching at Downingtown West High School for 15 years, traditions are important, writes Lisa Dukart for Main Line Today.
Hassel, a member of the school’s technology education department, ensured that students did not miss out on their end-of-year art show by organizing the event in a virtual format.
“The seniors in that department have taken three or four years of art, and that’s kind of their culmination,” said Hassel. “That’s their big event.”
Art, however, is not an everyday focus for Hassel, a trained carpenter. Under his tutelage, students learn everything from the ins and outs of newspaper layout and yearbook design to furniture craftsmanship.
When the pandemic occurred, Hassel decided to tailor his lessons by interest.
“Where we lost that hands-on (side), we did gain a little bit of a different perspective from the discussion side,” he said. “As a way for me to become a better educator in the future, it was eye-opening.”
Read more about Brian Hassel in Main Line Today here.
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