May and June are synonymous with graduation ceremonies. This year I celebrated two graduations. This week I attended the commencement ceremony of the school where I work as a librarian.
And after 18-months of writing lesson plans, knitting samples and answering technical knitting questions, I am a graduate of The Knitting Guild Association’s Teacher Certification Program. My certification letter arrived on my birthday earlier this month.
Now that I am certified, I begin the process of proposing classes to Local Yarn Shops (LYS), libraries and fiber festivals with a new found confidence in my course offerings. This would not be possible without the advise and guidance of my TKGA advisor Leslie Gonzales. Thanks Leslie!
This is my second certification process, the first one from BurdaStyle, but hopefully not the last. My plan is to research certifications for embroidery.
What do you look for in an instructor? Do certifications matter when looking for someone to teach you how to embroider, knit or sew? Do you have a favorite teacher on one of those subjects? Give your teacher an appreciative shout out and tag them in the comments.
Cheers to all the teachers and grads,