I have a special announcement. Friday, January 31st of 2014, will be my last day of full time teaching. After 35 years of service, I am retiring from full time work. We have a wonderful substitute teacher, a certified art teacher, to cover the remaining last 8 to 10 days your child will come to the art room in this school year.
It has been a pleasure, an honor and a privilege to participate in the education and lives of so many young people in Sarasota. Some of our Southside parents were my high school students during the first fifteen years of my career when I taught at the high school level. What a treat it has been to get to teach their children as well.
The opportunity to bring the joy of art to so many children at Southside since 1995, has been rewarding. I will be around town teaching art in small venues and perhaps even substitute teach in a couple years. In the meantime, I will also be making my own art. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your lives.
New photos have been posted.
Please take a look at the exhibits gallery page. Our Comerica Bank Exhibit photos show many students proud of their work that hung there last school year, and we have already had one show this year which opened on November 15.
Thanks go out to Mrs. Verhagen (Jennifer), a Southside mom, who has been assisting in the art room since the school year started. She has given the children much needed attention.