ABOUT US

The Sheboygan North High Art Department’s Mission (written in collaboration with students) is to create and maintain a learning environment that stimulates risk-taking, originality, and collaboration through the use of 21st Century skills in both studio practice and communication. 


About Mr. Juárez  (he/him)

Email: fjuárez(at)sasd(dot)net

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, Portfolio I & II, A.P. Studio 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.


About Mrs. Mattern 

Email: amattern(at)sasd(dot)net

Teaching Level: High School, Grades 9-12

Courses Taught: Art Foundations 1 & 2 and Senior Art 1 & 2

Mrs. Mattern lives in Sheboygan with her husband and has two children in college. 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 having her own neon art and sign company. She fulfilled her life-long ambition to tach art by earning certification in art education from Silver Lake College in 2005. She became art teacher for Alternative Programs in the SASD in 2006, and has taught art at many of the schools in our district, from elementary through high school. This year she has morning classes at North and then travels to CHANGE Academy for the afternoons.

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 believes in bringing to prominence the beauty possessed by each individual, object and place.

 

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