Degrees and Certifications:
BS Art Education, MFA Ceramics & Art Education, NBCT
Ms. ALYCE SCHERMERHORN
All students, no matter what their path for the future, benefit from formal art instruction. The process of completing art assignments develop divergent thinking skills and provide students the opportunity to tap their creativity, a powerful tool in so many areas of life.
We all make aesthetic decisions that impact not just us but the direction of our culture. Teaching students about art not only makes them well-rounded citizens of the world but more informed consumers of the arts.
President John F. Kennedy knew well the contribution of art in our culture stating, “The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by obvious realities. We need men and women who can dream of things that never were... And, “The life of the arts, far from being an interruption, a distraction in the life of the nation, is very close to the center of a nation’s purpose – and it is the test of the quality of a nation’s civilization.”
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME:
MY HOMETOWN: I grew up in New York.
MY EDUCATION: After graduating from Bethlehem Central High School, I went on to get my undergraduate degree in art education at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. I earned my MFA at Southern Illinois University, specializing in ceramics and arts education. In addition to my degree, I have been Nationally Board Certified twice!
MY CAREER: Prior to teaching art to young students, I had the opportunity to teach art classes at Lindenwood University right outside of Saint Louis, Missouri.
OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL: People who know me, as a teacher might be surprised to find that I love Motorcycles! I am also a collector old linen tablecloths.
MY FAVORITE SUBJECTS IN SCHOOL WERE: Science and Art!