Emily Koch


West Side Collaborative
New York, New York

Emily Koch moved from Arizona to New York City to teach, intending to stay for just a year or two. Several years later, she has no plans to leave any time soon! For all of those years, Emily has been a sixth grade English, language arts, social studies, and science teacher at WSC. She graduated from Prescott College, Arizona, and is pursuing her master's degree in secondary science education at the City College of New York. While not an art teacher, Emily has always loved looking at and talking about art. Taking on the Teach with O'Keeffe curriculum was an exciting challenge that helped her expand her own thoughts about teaching and about art in the classroom. She has enjoyed watching her students meet this same challenge by growing in their ability to think critically and express themselves.