Arts Education is an integral part of the core curriculum and offers powerful tools for expression – tools for making connections between intellect and emotion, tools for bringing meaning and beauty into our lives, and tools for solving problems and communicating ideas.
Mrs. Miriam Cutelis
Yo soy la Sra. Cutelis y vengo a esta comunidad con 18 años de experiencia trabajado con niños de edad primaria y dos maestrías en educación especial. Pueden encontrar mi página de arte en http://www.cutelisart.blogspot.com o sigueme en Twitter @CutelisART donde podrán ver avisos semanales y varias fotos tomadas durante la semana. También soy una artista y hago colages y joyas a mano usando cuentas. Soy una corredora de distancia en mi tiempo libre y pueden observar mi ‘blog’ de correr en http://ontopoftheworldmomma.blogspot.com.
Ms. Aletha Keogh
Ms. Keogh has a bachelors from Virginia Tech and a master’s in Education: Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University. She has been teaching since 2004 in both a talented arts magnet school in New Jersey, and Manassas Park, VA. Ms. Keogh joined the Arlington Public School family in 2013 where she led her schools exemplar program, the Kennedy Center’s Changing Education through the Arts. Throughout her 12 years of teaching, Ms. Keogh has led initiatives to engage student artists in community events such as district-wide, county and state art shows, art contests, and other district and school wide events. Ms. Keogh was thrilled to be selected by her peers as Teacher of the Year for the 2012-2013 school year. In addition to school teaching, Ms. Keogh has also taught at local galleries including Arlington Arts Center and Greater Reston Arts Center. When she is not teaching, Ms. Keogh enjoys creating her own art, exploring outdoors, and spending time with her family who also live in the area (you may run into her mom at school since she is Ms. Keogh’s number one volunteer!)
Ms. Susan Tremblay
Ms. Tremblay is thrilled to be at Claremont teaching art and coordinating the SPARK program. In 2012 she earned her M.Ed. in Multilingual/Multicultural Education, and is excited to begin her 12th year of teaching, continuing to emphasize the natural connection between making art and learning another language. As a life-long learner, she continues her education and passion for cross curricular connections; most recently, earning her Certificate of Study through The Kennedy Center’s Changing Education through the Arts (CETA). In the summers, Ms. Tremblay enjoys traveling with her family around the world, teaching art camps at Del Ray Artisans, and making her own art, weavings. Ms. Tremblay is excited for a great year and strives to plan as many arts integrated lessons with other contents as possible.