Art Opportunities for Students ages 8 & up Radical Jewelry Making - April 12th & 13th
Radical Jewelry Makeover is the first project of the Dartmouth College HOP’s new Community Venture initiative (CVI). Radical Jewelry Makeover resuses junk jewelry, promotes sustainabile mining practices, and invites members of the public to try jewelry making. The project includes opportunities to donate your cast-off jewelry and later, April 12 and 13 in the Hop’s Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio, ages 8 and up are welcome to participate in a workshop. Madeover jewelry will be on exhibit at the Hopkins Center from May 12 – June 15. To learn more visit: https://hop.dartmouth.edu/Online/communityventure
I am so pleased to be teaching your child art this year. To let you know a little bit about myself, I am an alumnus of Profile High School growing up in Bethlehem. A little fun fact you may not know about me growing up in the North Country, as a youngster Mr. Johnk was one of my ski instructors at Cannon Mountain. Wow how time does fly!
I received both my bachelor’s degree in Art Education and master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Plymouth State. I am also earned my certification as a National Athletic Administrator from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association in Indianapolis. I spent two years at the Gilbert H. Hood Middle School in Derry as their middle school art educator before returning to the North Country to begin a family. I have spent the past 14 years working in the White Mountains Regional School District in variety of instructional and athletic administrative capacities. My most recent position held was the art educator for the students at The Whitefield and Jefferson Schools. During some of that time teaching at The Whitefield School your Librarian & Enrichment Teacher, Mrs. Koehler and I had the opportunity to co-teach and job share shortly after both of our daughters were born. I am very excited to once again be sharing a classroom space and collaborating with Mrs. Koehler.
Outside of school, I lead a very busy life with my family that resides in Whitefield which includes my husband, Tim and two daughters, Madison (11) and Kennedy (7). Even though having an active family and teaching keeps me plenty busy, I also operate my own home based business marketing a range of artisan crafted sterling silver jewelry. Our summer has been filled with trips to Whale’s Tale, travel to Maine, Missouri, and New York, early morning boot camp classes and jogging, spending time with friends, trips to the library, and always working with my daughter’s to create art and prototype potential projects that we will create in some of our classes this year.
My goal is to provide meaningful lessons in and through the arts while making connections to classroom learning and to students’ own personal experiences.