Tina Banks is an elementary visual arts educator who has 22 years of experience of opening the door of creativity and world connections to her students. She believes in building and developing the creative mind within art; sharing kindness everywhere, and connecting and learning with the global world as much as possible. Tina has been the recipient of many grants and cultural projects. Most recently, Tina was accepted into the Fulbright Global Teachers Program - India, in 2019 and continues to use her Fulbright connections to explore and learn from the world. It is her passion to open the world to her students to address and eliminate barriers, biases, and racism. She believes knowledge and understanding is power and promotes change.