The Art of Self-Care: for Educators

Clock Hour Committee

David Golden

David Golden

David Golden is semi-retired after a 40 year career in secondary education. He began as classroom teacher and subsequently became an administrator in New York State. After moving to the State of Washington, he was a High School Principal for 24 years. From 2000 to 2019 he was a Principal for the Edmonds School District. Mr. Golden was involved in all aspects of school administration, including the development of several professional learning activities for both certificated and support staff in the district. He was also a long time member of the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the national Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Maria callahan

Maria Callahan is currently a full-time Seattle Public Schools Art teacher at Thornton Creek School, K-5. She holds a degree in Studio Arts from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Maria received her K-8 teaching credential, with an early childhood endorsement from Pacific Oaks College. She taught pre-school, Kindergarten and First grade before becoming a visual arts teacher in 2005.

Maria has a total of 19 years with Seattle Public Schools. Her expertise using a model of Expeditionary Learning, allows her to integrate visual arts across the curriculum at all grade levels. Maria says, “In school, art class was my saving grace, my safe place”. She hopes she can pass this grace along to her students. Maria lives in Seattle with her husband, who teaches middle school special education, and a sparkly middle-school son.

Maria is also Co-President of the NWCEAI Board.