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Manabu Takahashi

Hello! My name is Manabu Takahashi. My first name means “to learn” in Japanese. I am fortunate to carry on that name as I pursue our shared passion for art and art education!

I was first introduced to The Art of Education University (AOEU) by my fellow art teachers earlier in my career. They continue to inspire me through their journey with AOEU. I have joined the AOEU family as a content creator, subject matter expert, and now an instructor.

I was born in Nagoya, Japan, but spent the majority of my upbringing in Creve Coeur, MO. Now, I reside in Kansas City, MO, and when I am not teaching, I am eating BBQ, playing board games, or doodling for Inktober. During my undergraduate years, I played trumpet for Marching Mizzou, and I am currently teaching myself piano. If I am not doing any of the above activities, I am most likely visiting an art museum.

Professional Accomplishments:

AP Annual Conference Presenter | 2019

A Tradition of Excellence in Teaching Award (North Kansas City Schools) | 2017–2018

AP Art History Certification: School of the Art Institute of Chicago | 2016

Masters in Educational Technology, MidAmerica Nazarene University | 2016

Bachelor of Science in Education, emphasis in Art (K–12), University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri | 2009

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