For over 15 years, Julie Tamashiro has been a multiple-subject elementary school teacher. From Title 1 to the US highest performing schools, Julie has taught every grade level in settings that represent the diversity of the american public education system. Throughout her career, art has been the framework used to facilitate various learning experiences in her classroom. Her art curriculum has motivated students to tap into their creativity, challenge self-limiting beliefs, problem solve, and express themselves in extraordinary ways. Through the process of creating their own artwork, her students have learned to find their individual voices and have focus, determination, and courage. During the 2012-2013 school year, Julie and her students were the subject of the inspiring documentary, Room 19. The documentary followed the students on a journey of learning through art, and captured their unique personal transformations as they moved beyond their own expectations.
ROOM 19 - a short documentary from HOLLYWOOD SHORTS on Vimeo.