Shantih Journal 3.1 - Page 88

Interview with Noah Karvelis David White: Usually, our interviews are with writers and poets, but for this go around, since our issue focuses primarily on politics and social justice, we decided to speak with you because of your efforts with the RedForEd Movement, which—for those unfamiliar with it—seeks to better fund public education in Arizona. But before spearheading this movement, you decided to go into the field of education. What led you to become a teacher? Noah Karvelis: A desire to impact and benefit my community and work with young students. DW: And how long have you been teaching? 88 NK: Two years DW: How would you describe your own experiences of teaching in Arizona? NK: It has been incredible. The students and the community are fantastic. Of course, it does come with many challenges. DW: Why teach music? NK: Music has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I can’t imagine teaching anything else at this point. My approach to teaching music focuses on creativity. Students in our class work to create their own songs and lea \[\[\XZ[H[\[\و]\X˂Έ[[\ۈ^\Y[\\\YX][ۋ]][\\\ۈܙX]]]H[x&\H[[X] YX[\Y[“Έ][\]^\و[Y[Y[[^\[ۋ܈X[BY[][ݚY\HXH܈[H^\[[]YX[ ]][X^\ˈH\وH\[\YX][ۈ\™YX[ݙ\]KΈ[\XX[]\XXZ[\\[ۏ