Art teachers–how have your students or work shaped your life?

James Bernal for KPCC

KPCC In Person is teaming up with KPCC arts education reporter Carla Javier to create “Show Your Work,” an event during which teachers’ voices and stories take center stage. 

We want to hear your stories about teaching, when using or teaching the arts made a difference: maybe poetry helped bring a shy student into the conversation, or a drawing gave you a peek into a student’s world. 

Are you interested in sharing your story at our event, or on- air? Fill out the form below. We read every submission, and look forward to being in touch. Know other teachers and students – past or present – whose stories we should share? Send them this page, or send a note to 

We’ll read every submission, but nothing is published without your permission.