Alum inspires with creative ceiling tiles
Ryan Martinez '05 was recently featured by Voice of America (VOA) for his use of art to inspire students in his Bethesda, Md., high-school French class. After working for 10 hours each weekend, Martinez brings painted ceiling tiles into his classroom each week to liven up the learning process for his students.
The practice has spread to other classrooms, and students have gotten in on the act, painting ceiling tiles during their lunch period. Most recently, Martinez has expanded the project to a nearby residential community for adults with disabilities, using art to build confidence among the residents.
Watch VOA's video on Martinez