Ms. Shirk is the art teacher for all grades and splits yoga with Ms. Shaw. She has many other hobbies besides art such as, gardening, yoga, and reading. She loves to read anything about art history. Her favorite movies are David Attenborough’s documentaries. Her favorite color is blue. She loves manatees, sloths, and elephants, as they are calm and gentle animals. If she could be anyone for a day she would be Buddha. She says, “Buddha, is so peaceful I would love to experience that peace in my heart and mind, for like, twenty-four hours.”
When asked what her favorite drink is she said, “Cherry Coke, all the way.” Ms. Shirk’s favorite food is Pho Basic Soup. Ms. Shirk has worked at JC (Jackson College) since 2005 as a sub, and worked at Da Vinci for two years. She first heard about JPEC in 2012, while working at JC. She prefers using the computers in class rather than no computers, because it is a great tool and is mostly used responsibly throughout. If Sarah was not a teacher, she would want to work on an organic farm. Ms. Shirk had worked at an organic farm when she was attending college.