• 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 Teacher

    I 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.