I earned my BA, Phi Beta Kappa, in Art History at Colorado College and attended Art Center College of Design. After 23 years as an award-winning freelance graphic designer, I realized that I enjoyed training my teenage employees and decided to become a high school teacher, so I enrolled at City University and earned a Masters degree and CTE certification. I also earned National Board Certification. I am now in my 18th year of teaching Digital Design. After teaching Adobe software in Taiwan for 5 years, I am back in the United States to continue my quest of helping students realize the joy of computer graphics.
I am passionate about using technology to transform education -- to challenge and engage young minds and increase literacy. I use websites, interactive pdf's, and video to deliver a paperless and visually rich way to reach students. I regularly share my freelance experiences with my students and work alongside them to enforce the message that effective visual communication requires endless exploration, experimentation, and study.
"Our job is not to prepare students for something.
Our job is to help students prepare themselves for anything."
What's important is the effort you put in and the experiences you have. This especially means engaging with the community of your peers and working on personally meaningful projects. These things don't lend themselves to automated evaluation but benefit greatly from discussion and reflection.
Link to Portfolio: https://judycanby/myportfolio.com
Link to Adobe article about me: https://adobe.ly/2rfuyjQ
2015 Teacher of the Year
National Nanke International Experimental High School (NNKIEH)
2014 Adobe Educator Impact Award
3rd Quarter, Adobe Systems, Inc.
2012 CTE Educator of the Year
Franklin Pierce School District
“Make the present moment your friend rather than your enemy. Because many people live habitually as if the present moment were an obstacle that they need to overcome in order to get to the next moment. And imagine living your whole life like that, where always this moment is never quite right, not good enough because you need to get to the next one. That is continuous stress.”
― Dan Harris