Degrees and Certifications:
c/o 2006 River Hill High School, Clarksville, MD c/o 2009 B.F.A. Graphic Design, University of Georgia, Athens, GA c/o 2011 M.A.Ed. Art Education, University of Georgia, Athens, GA PreK-12 Certified in Art, Engineering, and Special Education
Ms. Darcy Hancock-Dalal
Greetings from Media Art and Yearbook!
I'm the digital art teacher here at Midland Valley High, covering the Media Art and Yearbook Production classes. I am in my fifth year here at Midland Valley, and my tenth year of teaching overall. I'm a double Dawg out of Athens, Georgia, with a B.F.A. in graphic design and an M.A.Ed. in Art Education. My thesis focus was on creating accessible instruction technology for digital art.
I have worked as a graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, and fine artist for almost 15 years, with jobs in everything from pet portraits to book publishing. Though I was born in Washington, D.C., my whole family is from Georgia, so I moved to Athens to attend college at UGA. I spent my first year of teaching in Athens as an art therapist in a psychoeducational school, and then taught graphic design and print shop for four years at Northside High in Warner Robins, before moving to the Augusta area with my husband, Dr. Curran Dalal. He's a pulmonary/ciritcal care fellow who primarily works in the ICUs at Augusta University and the VA. We have two cats, and more college debt than we'd like to think about! I love video games, painting, horror movies, and animation of any kind.
My Media Art classes make extensive use of Schoology for students to submit classwork, projects, and quizzes, as well as recieve self-paced instruction. Students who miss school time will be able to continue instruction at home, even if projects can't be worked on. Parent access codes will be distributed within the first two weeks of school.
Please feel free to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) about any questions regarding Media Art, the National Art Honors Society, the Gateway summer arts program, or Yearbook, and I will do my best to answer them.