Photo by Jason CohnKenneth Branson
Class of 1995
“What I enjoy most about teaching at Faison is the wonderful sense of family that we have. Outsiders might consider Faison a less than desirable place to teach, but I consider it an honor, blessing, and privilege to work with this terrific staff and the amazing children of Homewood and East Hills every day.”
The colorful, vibrant classroom of Pittsburgh Faison art teacher Kenneth Branson is hard to miss. In his ninth year of teaching and fourth year at Pittsburgh Faison, Mr. Branson says he “absolutely loves working with children.” The 1995 Pittsburgh CAPA graduate takes pride in teaching and exposing his students to the many different forms of art.
“Early on in life my family and my teachers encouraged me along this path of art. Their support and guidance has helped me to have a career that supports my family and gives back to my community. I am a teacher because I want to be a part of encouraging my students in that same way. I love teaching art because it provides a positive creative outlet for children that they can utilize for the rest of their lives,” said Mr. Branson.
Mr. Branson holds a Bachelor’s degree in art education from Carlow University, and a Digital Design diploma from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He is a proud member of the National Art Education Association and Pennsylvania Art Education Association, and volunteers at the Kingsley Association, Fifth & Beechwood Church of Christ Clothing Bank, and Camp Concern.