Mr. Josh Kern

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B.S. Secondary Education Career and Technical Educator Apple Distinguished Educator 2017

Mr. Josh Kern

I look to grow my creative confidence every day and photography and video have been my latest creative passions. I have been teaching studio and digital art for 11 years and I am excited to start my 12th year at Meridian High School. My goal this year is to grow our school's digital photography and graphic design programs into a school-to-work advertising agency where students will have access to industry standard equipment and the knowledge on how to use it. I spent the last two years teaching art at an international school in Bangkok, Thailand. And had an opportunity to travel through Southeast Asia building my own photography portfolio. I grew up in the treasure valley and have deep roots in the community. In the summer months, you'll find me traveling and working as a river guide on the Middle Fork of the Salmon. And in the winter months, you'll find me on the skill hill. I have learned a lot about beauty, from time spent in the Idaho backcountry.