High School Faculty

Walter McDonald

11th Grade Sand Sculpture

“Amazing” Walter McDonald lives on South Padre Island where he has worked professionally with the ephemeral medium of sand for over thirty years. Walter has been invited to sculpt in 6 countries as well as numerous locations throughout the United States. He has won both national and world championship sand sculptor competitions and recently participated as a contestant on the popular television series Sandblasters.

Walter and his creations have been featured in print, television and movies. This year will mark Walter’s seventh visit to AWS conduct his highly popular 11th grade sand sculpture workshop. (Guest Teacher)

“It's comforting to know that our children are spending their days in a community that supports and seeks to know them individually. Not only do our children feel connected to their teachers, but my husband and I do as well.”