The arts are essential. They teach students innumerable lessons—practice makes perfect, small differences can have large effects, collaboration leads to creativity. The arts also teach children that there are several paths to take when approaching problems and that all problems can have more than one solution.
Research has also shown impressive benefits of arts education on entire school culture—especially student motivation, attitudes, and attendance. Numerous reports discuss the ways that increased access to and involvement in arts education encourage students to stay in school, succeed in school, succeed in life, and succeed in work.
Hello! My name is Brianna Enoksen, and this is my fourth year as the music teacher at AFSA! I grew up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and graduated from Bethel University in 2016 with a degree in K-12 Instrumental Music Education. In my free time, I enjoy doing crafts, watching movies, and playing in a community orchestra. I am excited for my fourth year at AFSA and I am looking forward to sharing my love of music with students!
Hi, I’m Ms.Milligan! I’m so very grateful for having the opportunity to teach at AFSA. I have a degree in Theatre Education from Columbus State University. I have been teaching for about 7 years and I’ve taught preschool all the way up to 21 year olds. When I’m not at school you can usually find me playing DnD, listening to music, reading fantasy novels, and going hiking. I can't wait to meet all the wonderful students here at AFSA!
A bit about me: I am SO excited to be starting my third year at AFSA! This will be my sixth year teaching art at a MN charter school. In addition to teaching k-12, I will be the head coach for the AFSA Volleyball team as well as for the softball team. Go Eagles!!! Outside of school I love to read, hang out with my pups and kids, work on artwork, graphic design and house projects, and go kayaking as much as I can!