Westfield Alum John Martin '02 teaching Art at Westfield

Teacher Johnnie, as he'd like students to call him, shares with us why he is passionate about Quaker education:
"As a Westfield alum myself, I have always appreciated the way Quaker values of stewardship, peace, equality, and community are woven into a Quaker education. Quakerism often seems to recognize that solitude is a uniquely human and often false presumption, and as a teacher and artist I always try to encourage the idea that everything is connected to everything around it."
He also hopes to teach that "students will learn that the most important tool for making art isn't a pencil or a brush - it's their imagination and their own unique experiences."