Welcome to Pine Fine Arts Magnet Elementary
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. - Aristotle
Meet the TeacherI am the Pine Fine Arts Coach. This position has been a wonderful adventure in working with the Pine staff to provide creative lessons and programs that will directly impact our students' learning in a positive way. Prior to being a Fine Arts Coach I was an elementary music teacher in MCAS for twenty plus years. I have an undergraduate degree in Music Education from Valparaiso University and a Masters in Education from Indiana Wesleyan.One of the highlights from this year has been co-writing and receiving a $10,000 grant from the Michigan City Community Enrichment Corporation for an Arts Surrounds Us project. We are also working on a collaboration with Arts for Learning to receive a grant through Indian Arts Commission.I'm loving the creative process and collaboration that has been a part of this position and look forward to many years of working with the Pine Fine Arts staff.On a personal note I am a foster parent and mom to a Pine kindergarten student who loves trains, and trucks and books and a two year old with a great curiosity and a wonderful sense of humor.