Art teachers–how have your students or work shaped your life?

James Bernal for KPCC

We want to hear your stories about teaching, when using or teaching the arts made a difference: maybe poetry helped bring a shy student into the conversation, or a drawing gave you a peek into a student’s world. 

Are you interested in sharing your story with us? Fill out the form below. We read every submission, and look forward to being in touch. Know other teachers and students – past or present – whose stories we should share? Send them this page, or send a note to 

We’ll read every submission, but nothing is published without your permission.