ABOUT

About Mr. Frank Juarez  

Work: 1-920-803-7699

Email/School: fjuarez(at)sheboygan.k12.wi.us

Employment: Sheboygan Area School District, 2001-present

School: North High School, Sheboygan, WI

Teaching Level: High School, Grades 9-12

Courses Taught: Art Foundations 1/2, Senior Art 1/2, Art Foundations 3/4, Drawing Intensive, Drawing/Painting I+II/Honors, Art Portfolio, and A.P. Studio Art

Biography: I earned my Masters in Educational Leadership from Marian College,  teaching certificate and Bachelor of Science in Commercial Art from Carroll College. I have taught art at Riverview Academy (2001-2006), and am currently the art department chair at Sheboygan North High School. 

As an exhibiting artist and strong advocate of the arts, I am active in local and state organizations including, Wisconsin Art Education Association (WAEA), Arts Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) in which I have held executive board positions. I am the founder of Sheboygan Visual Artists (SVA), and was designated the 2011-2013 President of the Wisconsin Art Education Association. I was chosen as the 2009 Outstanding Art Educator – Secondary Division. Recently, I have joined the Cedarburg Cultural Center Board of Directors (2012-2014).

About Antoinette Mattern

Work: 1-920-803-7702

Email/School: amattern(at)sheboygan.k12.wi.us

Employment: Sheboygan Area School District

Schools: Central High School/North High School, Sheboygan, WI

Teaching Level: High School, Grades 9-12

Courses Taught: Art Foundations 1/2, Art Foundations 3/4

About: Antoinette Mattern

Mrs. Mattern, lives in Sheboygan with her husband and two children. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from UW-Madison. She has a varied career history, which includes work as a counselor and as an activity director for the elderly, as well as a stint at having her own neon art & sign company. She fulfilled her life-long ambition to teach art by earning certification in art education from Silver Lake College in 2005. Mrs. Mattern spent part of her student teaching assignment at North. She worked as a long-term substitute at North for a month, had more substituting jobs for the Sheboygan Area School District, and then was hired in January to be a full-time teacher for SASD Alternative Programs. She has been the art teacher for students in the STRIVE, TAPP, WAVE and Riverview, now Central high School. In the past few years, Mrs. Mattern’s placement has shifted to include elementary and middle school as well. Last year she had students of all ages from kindergarteners to seniors.

Mrs. Mattern is passionate about teaching and sharing art experiences with people of all ages and abilities. She says that she finds conversations with high school students to be ”delightful and insightful.” In 2011 she was chosen as the Outstanding Art Educator – Secondary Division by the Wisconsin Art Educators’ Association for her work with at-risk youth and curriculum development for alternative programs.

As an artist, Mrs. Mattern enjoys working with most art media, including glass, ceramics, and fibers. Her favorite method of creative expression is oil painting. She is currently working with the challenges of painting  portraits to convey  her subjects’ personalities as well as their status in the 21st century.  She believes in bringing to prominence the beauty possessed by each individual.

 

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