GHS Teacher Named National Teacher of the Month
Posted on 11/20/2019
Image of Jeffrey Nisbet, NMSI Teacher of the Month

Grapevine High School art teacher Jeffrey Nisbet has been named the National Math and Science Initiative's national November Teacher of the Month

Nisbet, a GHS graduate, is in his ninth year teaching visual arts at his alma mater where he leads an AP Art History program that has been ranked second in Texas and fourth in the nation based on data from the College Board.

Excerpt from NMSI feature article:
After reading about male dominance in Western art history, a student in Jeffrey Nisbet’s class feels more connected to his sisters and how they see and experience the world.

“His comments made me pause,” says Nisbet, who teaches the student in an Art History Seminar at Grapevine High School in North Texas. “It was truly empathetic and a powerful statement coming from an 18-year-old young man.”

As NMSI’s November Teacher of the Month, Nisbet says empathy is the most important quality he hopes students learn from his class. “We talk about critical thinking, problem solving and appropriate use of technology as 21st century skills, and I agree, but empathy is the greatest 21st century skill, and art history and fine arts curriculum lend themselves to building empathy,” says the Advanced Placement® Art History and Seminar teacher.

Read the entire NMSI feature on Nisbet and the GHS art program here.