Degrees and Certifications:
MAT of Visual Arts Education BFA of Illustration
A former Cherokee graduate, Mr. Coyle has lived locally in Marlton for the last twenty-six years. Although a first year art teacher at Cherokee, he was a student in the classroom of every art teacher the school has had for the last twenty plus years. So needless to say, he is well versed in the Cherokee culture and the level of professionalism and excellence that is expected of Cherokee's art program. He studeied illustration at The University of The Arts, where he also received his Master's Degree of Visual Arts Education. The main tenets of his eduactional philosophy are simple. He believes students should leave his classroom as well-rounded, tolerant, responsible young adults, who now possess the tools necessary to not only succeed in the arts, but in any career path they may choose. He believes it is his duty to teach student's to see the world with an open mind, so that they may adapt and respond to any challenges they may face in the future. He also believes that the arts are integral to any successful student's education because the arts, perhaps more so than any other academic area, teach students to solve problems in novel and creative ways. A job skill that is of the upmost importance in today's work force.