Jaime Wszelaki

Jaime Wszelaki


Jaime Wszelaki

Art Director / Robotics Directorjwszelaki@milwaukee-montessori.org

Jaime Wszelaki has been teaching at Milwaukee Montessori School since 2005. She has an extensive visual arts background which includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from UW-Milwaukee with an emphasis in sculpture and printmaking, and an Art-Education Teaching Certificate for K-12 students. Jaime has also studied film and animation at MIAD as well as 3D character modeling and animation at DIGI-Pen Institute of Technology in Seattle, WA. She teaches 4th-8th grade students cumulative visual art concepts and techniques that have allowed her students to win numerous awards within Scholastic Arts, Wisconsin State Fair Youth contests, and the Milwaukee Regional Art Fair. As a practicing artist, Jaime was commissioned to paint a public large scale outdoor mural in 2017 on Vliet Street in Milwaukee.

As the Robotics Director, she works with 1st-8th graders in incorporating innovative robot construction and programming capabilities. She facilitates robotics classes, clubs, and the award- winning MMS competitive robotics teams, which has been possible because of her robotics programming training at Carnegie Mellon's Robotic Institute in Pittsburgh, MA. Jaime is a proud recipient of the FIRST LEGO League Coach of the Year award in 2013 and 2015. Her work with MMS students in robotics has earned them yearly recognition and awards for robotic design, robotic programming, teamwork, scientific research and overall presentational ability. The US Navy deemed Jaime with the "Distinguished Educator" award which allowed her to spend time at sea on the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier for her work with students educating them in underwater robotic submersables. Seeing a child's creative imagination at work in their production of an innovative expressive artwork or an engineered design is a brilliant moment for Jaime. She says that she plans to spend her career fostering each child's creative growth in order to prepare them for their journey in life.

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