Lincolnshire, Il HS

Prepared by Jake Hoffman, Beth Blair, Heather Kaplan, Jennifer Harding

 

Job Description:  Lincolnshire, Il HS art teacher position, Adlai E. Stevenson High School

Salary:  40,000-80,000 per year (This is at Adlai E, Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, Il)

 

Curriculum: The activities in the art classes are designed to develop skills of perception, problem solving, understanding, and sensitivity through a variety of experiences. The aim of the art curriculum is to give the

students an understanding and appreciation for the endless and constant results of artistic efforts which surround us in our daily lives. The unique character of the art curriculum provides students an

opportunity to express and nurture their creative instincts and to develop a high sense of appreciation for humankind and nature in an atmosphere where individual expression is encouraged. Courses are

offered to meet the varied interests and abilities of the students. Students may be required to purchase specialized supplies and tools for some art classes. 

 

Demographics: Stevenson's student enrollment is 3,850 students (.3 percent Native American/Alaskan, 10.9 percent Asian/Pacific Islander; 2.7 percent Hispanic; 1.2 percent African-American, and 85 percent white). Average class size is 20.

 

Interviewer Profiles:

1. JOHN DEPINTO

CLASSES: Art Form 1 & 2, Drawing and Design 1 & 2, Commercial Art, Painting

DEGREES:      B.F.A. - School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Master of Arts & Masters of Fine Arts at Northern Illinois University

OTHER: Sponsor of Gallery Club

Personal Exhibits: Degraaf Fine Arts GalleryŃChicago, Northwestern UniversityŃEvanston, IL,

Deerpath Art GalleryŃLake Forest, IL, Suburban Fine Arts GalleryŃHighland Park, IL

University ClubŃChicago, Fairweather GalleryŃChicago, Talesman GalleryŃSante Fe

Enjoys...nature, wildlife, reading, sports, walking my dog, helping others, and all types of fine art, especially drawing, painting, illustration, and graphic design

Philosophy: "To believe in yourself and want to create art to enrich my life and the lives of people by simply opening their eyes and looking at things in a different way. I enjoy the opportunity to make meaningful and thought-provoking art statements, to express myself."

 

2.  CRISTAL SMITH

CLASSES:      Art Form 1 & 2, Ceramics

DEGREE:         B.A. (Art Education) University of Illinois

OTHER:           Co-Sponsor of Fight Club

Coached Poms for 2 years (2nd place twice) & World of Different facilitator

Organized variety show to benefit the Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club in Chicago

Enjoys music, movies, performance art, going to plays

Love faces and making artwork- drawings, paintings, dolls, prints, sculptures....

 

3. KIMM STASTNY 

CLASSES:      A.P. Art History

DEGREES:      B.A. University of Northern Iowa, M.A. University Of Iowa, Ed.S. University of Iowa

OTHER:           Enjoys drawing, painting, sculpting, writing, sailing, traveling & golf.

Former president of the Illinois Art Education Association

Member of the Chicago Artists Coalition

 

4. Jacob Bodily

classes:  principles of design in current marketing, sculptural design, and graphic design 1&2

degree:  b.s. from university of ohio in art education; bfa in graphic design

other:  fan of Barbara Kruger, arrested for demonstration, ran an after school program for urban children, photographs the outdoors as a hobby,  taught threeyears at phenoxville high school

philosophy:  "intelligence can fool the ignorant -- ignorance follow the herd --you figure it out."