Bob Gordon teaches seventh grade visual art. He runs the wood and glass shop where students carve duck decoys each fall and craft glass kaleidoscopes each spring. Gordon believes motivated students and families and great colleagues are what make Charles Wright such a great place to teach.
Like all the visual and performing arts faculty at Charles Wright, Gordon is a professional artist. He has studied woodworking with Northwest Native American carvers and makes traditional wood and bone halibut hooks by hand. He has also studied with Southwest Native American textile artists.
Gordon joined the Charles Wright faculty in 1981. In addition to teaching, he has led outdoor education and Winterim trips, including an art appreciation trip to New York City. “Our focus is to visit major museums and art galleries, experience the food, the sights, the subways and the beat of the city that never sleeps,” says Gordon. “These trips have been wonderful experiences for students and leaders alike.”