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Beth Bundy – Art/CTE
September 30, 2021
New photography teacher Beth Bundy took photography classes all throughout college, at her college graduation receiving her “first fancy SLR camera.” She was inspired to start teaching photography to give students skills they can use for the rest of their lives.
She has big plans for her students. She recognizes that students are always taking photos anyway due to the convenience of phone cameras. Her joy comes from teaching students how to take even better photos.
Bundy is not new to the high school scene. Before beginning at Lincoln this fall, she was a photography teacher at Franklin High School for three years. She also taught photography and graphic design at Oregon Connections Academy. Her teaching has included art classes at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
Bundy says she enjoys working with kids to find out what they’re excited about, as well as teaching skills that students can use in their everyday life. She enjoys teaching design because she feels as if it is all around us.
“Ms. Bundy has been super kind,” said Lydia Levy, a sophomore in Mrs. Bundy’s photography class, “and pretty chill with coming back to school after COVID.”
Levy says she’s enjoying the experience of photography class thus far because it is a way to exercise her creative ideas in school, and partake in outdoor field trips. She is excited to learn more about photography in her class this year.
Bundy has a multitude of hobbies when she isn’t teaching. Many of them include her 8-year-old son.
“We’re a soccer family,” Bundy said. “We like to go and kick the soccer ball around whenever we can.”
Bundy also enjoys hiking and road tripping throughout Oregon, relaxing on the river beaches around Portland and playing soccer at the park.
She says she feels extremely welcomed by the Lincoln community and is excited for the year to come.
“[My favorite part about Lincoln is] being close to downtown because we can go on walking field trips,” Bundy said. “And the students have been awesome.”