• The arts are essential. They teach students innumerable lessons—practice makes perfect, small differences can have large effects, collaboration leads to creativity. The arts also teach children that there are several paths to take when approaching problems and that all problems can have more than one solution.

    Research has also shown impressive benefits of arts education on entire school culture—especially student motivation, attitudes, and attendance. Numerous reports discuss the ways that increased access to and involvement in arts education encourage students to stay in school, succeed in school, succeed in life, and succeed in work.

  • Brianna EnoksenBrianna Enoksen

    High School Music Specialist

    benoksen@afsak12.com

    Hello! My name is Brianna Enoksen, and this is my fifth year as the music teacher at AFSA! I grew up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and graduated from Bethel University in 2016 with a degree in K-12 Instrumental Music Education. In my free time, I enjoy doing crafts, watching movies, and playing in a community orchestra. I am excited for my fifth year at AFSA and I am looking forward to sharing my love of music with students! 

     

  • Amanda Vorwald 

    High School Art, Physical Education and Health Teacher

    avorwald@afsak12.com

    I am the art, phy ed and health teacher at AFSA. In addition to those departments, I am the coach of the volleyball and softball teams. Go Eagles!!! After high school I earned a degree in graphic design. After working a couple years, I realized I had another calling, so I returned to college in my hometown of River Falls, WI and got my degree in art education. Outside of school I love to read, hang out with my pups and kids, work on projects, and go kayaking as much as I can!