Thuy Pham of Creative Connections Art Academy in the Twin Rivers Unified School District is this week’s SEVA Teacher of the Week.
Mr. Pham has been cultivating student creativity in the classroom and beyond for over 20 years. They way he can harness his high-energy enthusiasm in order to motivate and give constructive feedback makes him the perfect mentor for young filmmakers who are able to take their projects to the next level. His students are truly invested in classroom topics because they are given the creative freedom to show their learning through video. This extra drive he gives his students is evident in their results from the 2020 SEVAs, where students from his site took home an astounding 7 total awards, the most of any school. Mr. Pham ensures that the hard work his students put forth is celebrated throughout the entire community, though he may always be their biggest fan.
During this time of shelter-in-place, Mr. Pham has himself contributed greatly to the SEVA community through his own filmmaking prowess. When the SEVAs were shifted virtually and SECC reached out for help, he created a video that creatively told the world about the exciting new format. He always includes his whole “Phamily” in his creative efforts, and the results speak for themselves. Thank you, Mr. Pham, for continuing to be a beacon of creativity for the entire SEVA community.