Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Fine Arts from Maryland Institute, College of Art Masters of Art in Education from Maryland Institute, College of Art National Board Certification in Young Adult Art Master Educator's License from State of WI
Ms. Jessica Belich
Hello! I'm Ms. Belich and I've been teaching art at West High School since 2001. I am a graduate of the Maryland Institute, College of Art where I pursued a BFA in Fine Arts and an MAT in Art Education. Although I enjoyed a lot of school subjects, I decided to become an art teacher at the age of 14 because it was the one subject where everything made sense. Art has always been a way to communicate what's inside of me, a challenge of combining skill and concept. I feel blessed to be able to help others find this for themselves. My portfolio today is a mixture of photography, collage, and design work. Through my work as an art teacher, I've been able to further my education by taking a number of opportunities including attending national conferences and becoming an AP Reader for AP Art History. Additionally, I have earned my National Board Certification in Young Adult Art and maintain a Master Teacher's License from the State of WI. It is through this experienece that I've been able to help my students earn college scholarships and win national level art awards.