The Sheboygan North High Art Department’s Mission is to create an inclusive learning environment that amplifies originality, identity, and collaboration through the use of 21st Century skills in both studio practice and communication.
About Mr. Juárez (he/him)
Art Department Chair
Teaching Level: High School, Grades 9-12
Courses: Art Foundations 3 & 4, Drawing Intensive, Advanced 3D Design, Drawing/Painting I & II, Portfolio I & II, AP Studio Art, Independent Art, and Introduction to Digital Artistry
Mr. Juárez is the art department at Sheboygan North High School. Prior to joining the faculty, he taught at Riverview Academy (2001-2006). He earned his Master’s in Educational Leadership from Marian University (2004) and teaching certificate and Bachelor of Science in Commercial Art from Carroll University (1997).
Mr. Juárez manages the infrastructure and strategic plan for Sheboygan North High School’s art department. The department’s mission, written in collaboration with students, is to create and nurture a learning environment that stimulates risk-taking, originality, and collaboration through the use of 21st Century skills in both studio practice and communication. The Sheboygan North High’s art program builds student confidence, art appreciation, and college/career readiness.
Students also gain opportunities for self-discovery, self-expression and become caring, goal-driven young adults who give back to the community.
Mr. Juárez brings two decades of art education and arts management experience organizing local and regional art exhibitions, community art events, facilitating presentations, supporting artists through grant programs, and professional development workshops. This has placed him in the forefront of promoting Wisconsin artists, networking, and attracting regional and national artists to collaborate and exhibit in Wisconsin.
- National Art Honor Society Advisor (Present)
- Connected Arts Network Teacher Leader (Present)
- NAEF Communications Chair (Present)
- NAEF Board of Trustees (Present)
- Wisconsin Visual Art Achievement Recipient (2022)
- Wisconsin Standards for Art & Design Writing Team – DPI (2020)
- NAEA National Secondary Art Educator of the Year (2019)
- Herb Kohl Education Foundation Teacher Fellow (2018)
- NAEA Wisconsin Art Educator of the Year (2016)
- WAEA Art Teacher of the Year (2015)
About Mrs. Arneson (she/her)
Teaching Level: High School, Grades 9-12
Courses: Art Foundations 1 & 2 and Senior Art 1 & 2
Mrs. Arneson is excited to start her 20th year teaching art! This year she joins both Sheboygan North High and CHANGE Academy after spending the last 19 years teaching art to all ages K-12, in Howards Grove. In addition to being a Howards Grove alumni, she received her Bachelor of Arts from St. Norbert College (2003), License in Art Education from UW-Green Bay/CESA 7 (2004,) and Master of Education in Professional Development from UW- Lacrosse (2010). Mrs. Arneson has been a Nationally Board Certified Art Educator and licensed WI Master Educator since 2017. She is a freelance professional artist and graphic designer.
When she is not in the art classroom, you can find Mrs. Arneson… well, all over. She remains busy with her three sons, husband, and dog at numerous sporting events, outdoor explorations, home improvements, and traveling in wonderlust. She appreciates noise, chaos, and never-ending projects as the entertaining parts of life. In her downtime, she likes to paint (oil is her favorite), draw in ink, or experiment with all types of art media in her home studio.
Philosophy of Education
Mrs. Arneson is a genuine, dedicated, versatile educator that seeks to create connections for, and with, students to embrace the necessity of creative thinking, the courage to create, and the understanding of the comprehensive nature of art as essential to the human spirit.
As part of her own curious personality and quest to learn, she whole-heartedly enjoys getting to know her students and learning about their backgrounds. As a former collegiate athlete, she recognizes that developing individual fundamentals is important; however, the ultimate success of a group, team, or class, depends upon how well the individuals can function together and grow. This understanding drives her to set a safe space in the classroom in which all are valued and supported. She finds being an art educator a huge honor to provide a collaborative platform in which individual creativity can be launched! Her students’ ideas continue to inspire her daily and give her hope in which their artistic voices will create positive change and impact the future.