When schools contact me for a residency, my first action is to contact the
teacher(s) most directly involved with my program. I tailor each and every
residency according to the needs of the students/school, and feedback is
essential to the success of my program(s). I provide an agenda/lesson plan
and request any suggestions, etc., to improve the proposed residency. In this
way, we're all on the same page.
The classroom teacher is the primary resource; anything I do is to support,
reinforce, and enhance. There can be great value in the AIR program; all
depends on the artist in question.