Enrichment

Enrichment


‘REAL’ Parenting and Teaching: Mindful, Fact and Values Based Strategies with Darcy Campbell

To parent or teach mindfully means that we commit to being aware of our own thoughts, beliefs and actions and parent and teach from facts; who we are, who our children are, and from our values. As a result of removing fear and fantasy from our parenting and teaching we become more able to accurately, lovingly guide, empower, and protect our children. This workshop will offer you tools and questions so that you may mindfully, responsively, respectfully, be in the presence of children. In doing so, we change the world!

REGISTER HERE

Darcy has been directing at Cow Hollow School since 2002. Darcy has over 30 years of experience working with teachers, families and children in the Bay Area. She has more than 25 years of Site Administration experience and has taught and learned from children three months to twelve years old. She teaches early childhood and elementary education courses at San Francisco State University and conducts early childhood training and consultations with families, schools, and educational organizations throughout the Bay Area. She is a strong advocate for children and specializes in reflective, responsive, collaborative teaching and parenting practices. She is an active member of and presenter for the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Darcy holds a graduate degree in early childhood development. ([email protected])

Past Events

 ‘REAL’ Parenting and Teaching: Mindful, Fact and Values Based Strategies with Darcy Campbell

To parent or teach mindfully means that we commit to being aware of our own thoughts, beliefs and actions and parent and teach from facts; who we are, who our children are, and from our values. As a result of removing fear and fantasy from our parenting and teaching we become more able to accurately, lovingly guide, empower, and protect our children. This workshop will offer you tools and questions so that you may mindfully, responsively, respectfully, be in the presence of children. In doing so, we change the world!

REGISTER HERE

  • Date: Thursday, October 12th

  • Time: 6:00-8:00pm

  • Location: Chapel of our Lady 45 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129 ( In the Presidio)

Darcy has been directing at Cow Hollow School since 2002. Darcy has over 30 years of experience working with teachers, families and children in the Bay Area. She has more than 25 years of Site Administration experience and has taught and learned from children three months to twelve years old. She teaches early childhood and elementary education courses at San Francisco State University and conducts early childhood training and consultations with families, schools, and educational organizations throughout the Bay Area. She is a strong advocate for children and specializes in reflective, responsive, collaborative teaching and parenting practices. She is an active member of and presenter for the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Darcy holds a graduate degree in early childhood development. ([email protected])

 __________________________________________________

The Collaboratory presents Disability, Diversity, Democracy: How Inclusion Integrates Support, Development and Equity

Inclusion has been recognized as a critical educational model, not just for children with challenges, but all children.  But less attention has been paid to the social justice concepts at the heart of this approach. Inclusion is not just a dynamic vision of children and teaching, but of equity, educational policy and diversity itself.  Join Todd Wanerman* to survey the philosophy behind inclusion, its development as an educational philosophy, and its potential as a force for creating unity and efficacy in our communities and society at large.

*Todd Wanerman, MA has been contributing to the advancement of Early Childhood Education for a more than 25 years. He holds a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from San Francisco State University, where he has lectured in Child Development since 2010. He was a Head Teacher at The Little School in San Francisco for 24 years, where he helped to develop their unique approach to practitioner-based inclusion. Todd has presented lectures and workshops privately and at conferences for 15 years. His book, co-written with Leslie Roffman, Including One, Including All: A Guide to Relationship Based Early Childhood Inclusion, was released by Redleaf Press in January 2010. His second Redleaf book, From Handprints to Hypotheses: Using the Project Approach with Toddlers and Twos, was released in December, 2012.  Since 2014, Todd has been the principal at Todd Wanerman Educational Consulting, working with public agencies, school districts and private programs to promote growth and development in the field. His work has appeared in NAEYC’s Voices of Practitioners, and Young Children chose Todd as an emerging ECE leader in May 2015.
 
Learn more and stay in touch at www.toddwanerman.com

CIVIC BOOK TALKS

Spark Meaningful Conversations with Children through Books
Cow Hollow School faculty members will present their favorite children’s books that address concepts of citizenship, identity, inclusion, and cultures—books that help children better understand themselves and others. Teachers will suggest and demonstrate how to use texts as springboards for organic, topical conversations within families.
Date: Thursday, April 27th
Time: 5:30-7pm

Location: Presidio Sports Basement (610 Old Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94129)

$10 for non-CHS attendees
Free for CHS attendees

‘REAL’ Parenting and Teaching: Mindful, Fact and Values Based Strategies

To parent or teach mindfully means committing to being aware of our own thoughts, beliefs, and actions. We parent and teach from facts and values. Removing fear and fantasy from our parenting and teaching helps us more accurately and lovingly guide, empower, and protect our children.
At CHS’ “Real” Parenting and Teaching: Mindful, Fact and Values-Based Strategies workshop, Director Darcy Campbell will offer tools and questions to guide your mindful, responsive, and respectful presence with children.

  • Date: Thursday, January 19th
  • Time: 6:00-8:00pm
  • Location:  The Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin (2325 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123)

Darcy has been directing at Cow Hollow School since 2002. Darcy has over 25 years of experience working with teachers, families and children in the Bay Area. She has more than 19 years of Site Administration experience and has taught and learned from children three months to twelve years old. She teaches early childhood and elementary education courses at San Francisco State University and conducts early childhood training and consultations with families, schools, and educational organizations throughout the Bay Area. She is a strong advocate for children and specializes in reflective, responsive, collaborative teaching and parenting practices. She is an active member of and presenter for the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Darcy holds a graduate degree in early childhood development. ([email protected])


‘REAL’ Parenting and Teaching: Mindful, Fact and Values Based Strategies

To parent or teach mindfully means committing to being aware of our own thoughts, beliefs, and actions. We parent and teach from facts and values. Removing fear and fantasy from our parenting and teaching helps us more accurately and lovingly guide, empower, and protect our children. 
At CHS’ “Real” Parenting and Teaching: Mindful, Fact and Values-Based Strategies workshop, Director Darcy Campbell will offer tools and questions to guide your mindful, responsive, and respectful presence with children.

  • Date: Thursday, October 20th
  • Time: 6:00-8:00pm
  • Location:  The Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin (2325 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123)

Darcy has been directing at Cow Hollow School since 2002. Darcy has over 25 years of experience working with teachers, families and children in the Bay Area. She has more than 19 years of Site Administration experience and has taught and learned from children three months to twelve years old. She teaches early childhood and elementary education courses at San Francisco State University and conducts early childhood training and consultations with families, schools, and educational organizations throughout the Bay Area. She is a strong advocate for children and specializes in reflective, responsive, collaborative teaching and parenting practices. She is an active member of and presenter for the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Darcy holds a graduate degree in early childhood development. ([email protected])


Social Justice within the Daily Life of a School: Rights, Responsibilities, Roles, and Respect

Cow Hollow School faculty will illustrate the arch and sparks within our curriculum and choices which cultivate an understanding of social justice within the daily life of our school. We aim to illuminate the rights, responsibilities, roles that set the foundation for lifelong practices of respect and empathy, interconnectedness, social responsibility, and fairness and equity.

Date: Thursday, May 26th
Time: 5:45-8:30 pm
Location: Futures Without Violence (100 Montgomery St. In the Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129)
 
Free for CHS attendees
$20 for non-CHS attendees

Citizenship
Identities
Values
Inclusion
Cultures

CIVIC BOOK TALKS

Spark Meaningful Conversations with Children through Books

Cow Hollow School faculty members will present their favorite children’s books that address concepts of citizenship, identity, inclusion, and cultures—books that help children better understand themselves and others. Teachers will suggest and demonstrate how to use texts as springboards for organic, topical conversations within families.

Date: Thursday, May 5th
Time: 5:30-7pm
Location: Presidio Sports Basement (610 Old Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94129)
 
Free for CHS attendees
$5 for non-CHS attendees

INQUIRY AT EVERY AGE

How do we foster the mindsets young children need to become global citizens? How do we nurture 21st-century skills like thinking critically, sustaining curiosity, taking initiative, devising theories, solving problems and showing compassion? How do we support young children’s entry points to complex meaning-making and creativity at every age? Inquiry, with its rich and malleable cycles of research, questioning, and reflecting, does just this. It is a method of teaching and learning that supports deep critical thinking and meaning-making. And the best part? You can do inquiry at every age.

This workshop highlights presenters’ combined experience in guiding young children’s inquiry-based learning, with emphasis on the observed competencies and strategies children use to access critical thinking in project work.

We explore the:

  • rationale for sustaining long-term inquiry
  • benefits of viewing the commonalities and distinctions of inquiry across all ages 2-8
  • identification of learning moments where the seeds of inquiry are possible, and extending it toward a developed long-term inquiry
  •  incorporation of the “cycle of inquiry” into currently existing curriculum models
  • modifications of inquiry instruction for learners of all modalities, abilities, and cultural competencies, and
  • teachers’ role of reflective observer to maintain project threads

By attending this workshop, participants of all learning levels will increase their understanding of inquiry instruction and how to apply it across the spectrum of early childhood ages 2-8. Through videos, photos and classroom examples, participants will gain hands-on, practical methods and tools for implementing inquiry work into their teaching practice.

  • Date: Saturday, April 2, 2016
  • Time: 9:30-11:30 presentation, 11:30-12 School Tour
  • Location: Cow Hollow School, 65 Funston Ave., The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129
Petra Fraties

Petra Fraties

Petra began teaching at Cow Hollow School in 2006. She has over 12 years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. Petra received an M.A. in Early Childhood Education from San Francisco State University, culminating with a thesis project researching how to use storytelling to build community in the early childhood classroom. She also has a B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development from San Francisco State University. Petra values the relationships built between children, teachers, and families through shared school experiences and using storytelling to strengthen those relationships. Petra has presented a seminar titled “Sewing and Project Work with 3 Year Olds – Weaving Together a Learning Community” at the state-wide California Association for the Education of Young Children conference. She also presented about “Family Life and Culture in Our Classrooms” at the Teach For America Bay Education Conference in San Francisco.

Shawna Thompson
Shawna_color

Shawna comes from eleven cumulative years of social-constructivist teaching and learning at independent schools in San Francisco, including Cow Hollow School and SF Brightworks. Her philosophy is influenced by her studies of early childhood development and education, particularly the work from the schools in Reggio Emilia. Social-emotional wellbeing and relationships are at the heart of her practice. Committed to advocating for the rights of children, Shawna has presented at many conferences and recently contributed a chapter in the book, Nature Education with Young Children: Integrating Inquiry and Practice. In her free time, Shawna loves being in the outdoors; relaxing at the beach, going hiking, and camping are among her favorite activities.

____________________________________________________________

The Collaboratory Presents: ‘REAL’ Parenting and Teaching: Mindful, Fact and Values Based Strategies with Darcy Campbell

To parent or teach mindfully means that we commit to being aware of our own thoughts, beliefs and actions and parent and teach from facts; who we are, who our children are, and from our values. As a result of removing fear and fantasy from our parenting and teaching we become more able to accurately, lovingly guide, empower, and protect our children. This workshop will offer you tools and questions so that you may mindfully, responsively, respectfully, be in the presence of children. In doing so, we change the world!
  • Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016
  • Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Location: Futures Without Violence (100 Montgomery Street, The Presidio, San Francisco, Ca 94129)
Darcy Campbell
Darcy has been directing at Cow Hollow School since 2002. Darcy has over 25 years of experience working with teachers, families and children in the Bay Area. She has more than 19 years of Site Administration experience and has taught and learned from children three months to twelve years old. She teaches early childhood and elementary education courses at San Francisco State University and conducts early childhood training and consultations with families, schools, and educational organizations throughout the Bay Area. She is a strong advocate for children and specializes in reflective, responsive, collaborative teaching and parenting practices. She is an active member of and presenter for the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Darcy holds a graduate degree in early childhood development.

_________________________________________________

The Collaboratory Presents: Thinking Like Artists: Valuing Creative Process and Aesthetic Learning with Jamie Kelty

This seminar will explore the behaviors or habits of practicing artists and creative process. Participants will exercise their creative muscle with a hands on activity and examine the different ways of thinking and engaging they experienced through art practice. Discussion will include an introduction to the Visual Elements as a way to compose, look, and talk about art. Participants will have the opportunity to share their questions, experience, and insights with the group.  Materials will be provided.

  • Date: Saturday, November 21st, 2015
  • Time: 9:30-11:30 presentation, 11:30-12 School Tour
  • Location: Cow Hollow School, 65 Funston Ave., The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129

JamieJamie Kelty has been working in arts education and celebrating the creative voice of students of all ages since 1992. She has been the Studio teacher at Cow Hollow School since 2012. As a Teaching Artist, Jamie has enjoyed the privilege of sharing art experiences with children since 1992. Jamie’s fine art practice combines traditional painting with collage and assemblage. She enjoys the process of working with different mediums which translates well into exploring a multitude of materials with children. She received her B.F.A. in painting and her K-12 art teaching certificate from Fort Hays State University. Jamie has taught art in schools in Kansas, Missouri, and New York City. She worked at The Children’s Museum of the Arts in New York from 2005-2012 teaching in public programs and in schools. Jamie became the Fine Arts Studio manager where she helped create art programs for teens and children with autism and their families.  In addition to teaching, Jamie facilitates workshops for the ITP and THE COLLABORATORY on facilitating art experience and creative process.

___________________________________________________

The Collaboratory Presents: REAL PARENTING Focus workshop: Values based Parenting Practices with Darcy Campbell

This intimate workshop will delve deeply into values based parenting practices – where REAL Parenting and Teaching workshop left off (although, it is not necessary to have attended the first one to get something out of this one). This workshop will offer very specific tools and strategies to help participants parent from goals and values and not fears and fantasies. Reflecting upon what matters most to us, and striving to make these values visible within our interactions, our choices and our environment, will set the foundation for reliable, responsive, loving parenting. Space is limited to 45 participants.

  • Date: Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
  • Time: 5:30-7:30pm
  • Location:  The Bay School, 35 Keyes Ave., The Presidio, SF, CA 94129

Darcy Campbell

Darcy has been directing at Cow Hollow School since 2002 and has over 30 years of experience working with teachers, families and children in the Bay Area. She has more than 20 years of Site Administration experience and has taught and learned from children three months to twelve years old. She teaches early childhood and elementary education courses at San Francisco State University and conducts early childhood training and consultations with families, schools, and educational organizations. She is a strong advocate for children and specializes in reflective, responsive, collaborative teaching and parenting practices.

 

________________________________________________

The Collaboratory Presents: Stories of Documentation with Blanche Lonsbury

Collecting and selecting data to use in a classroom can be overwhelming. We either have so much that we don’t know what to choose or we have too little because we didn’t know what to look for. This workshop aims to give some systems and strategies for collecting and selecting data to use with children and to inform our own practice. Attendees will hear real life stories of such systems and strategies as well as the simple and accessible technology that makes such data collection and selection possible. Attendees will work in small group to practice collecting and selecting data for a variety of purposes, but specifically to use with children and in teacher reflection and curriculum development. The goal is for teachers to leave feeling inspired with a systematic lens with which to collect data and more strategies and ideas for ways to use the data that they have collected.

  • Date: Saturday, December 5th, 2015
  • Time: 9:30-11:30 presentation, 11:30-12 School Tour
  • Location: Cow Hollow School, 65 Funston Ave., The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129

Blanche-square

Blanche Lonsbury has been part of the CHS community in a variety of capacities since 2011. She has acquired a BA in Child and Adolescent Development from San Francisco State University.  She is inspired by children’s natural curiosity and inclination to learn. There have been a myriad of theorist in her studies of Early Childhood Education who have influenced, inspired, and or shifted some facet of her own pedagogy. First and foremost, some of those theorists are the children with whom she feels privileged to learn from and with. She is excited to be here at Cow Hollow and continue learning with the community- parents, teachers, and children

_______________________________________________________

The Collaboratory Presents: “Real” Parenting and Teaching: Mindful, Fact and Values Based Strategies with Darcy Campbell

To parent or teach mindfully means that we commit to being aware of our own thoughts, beliefs and actions and parent and teach from facts; who we are, who our children are, and from our values. As a result of removing fear and fantasy from our parenting and teaching we become more able to accurately, lovingly guide, empower, and protect our children. This workshop will offer you tools and questions so that you may mindfully, responsively, respectfully, be in the presence of children. In doing so, we change the world!
  • Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015
  • Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Location: Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin (upstairs in their meeting room)
     The address is: 2325 Union St. San Francisco, CA 94123 (@Steiner)
Darcy Campbell
Darcy has been directing at Cow Hollow School since 2002. Darcy has over 25 years of experience working with teachers, families and children in the Bay Area. She has more than 19 years of Site Administration experience and has taught and learned from children three months to twelve years old. She teaches early childhood and elementary education courses at San Francisco State University and conducts early childhood training and consultations with families, schools, and educational organizations throughout the Bay Area. She is a strong advocate for children and specializes in reflective, responsive, collaborative teaching and parenting practices. She is an active member of and presenter for the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Darcy holds a graduate degree in early childhood development.
___________________________________________________________
 

The Collaboratory Presents: Family Life and Culture in Our Classrooms: Valuing Identity, Families, and Community in Early Childhood Settings  with Bryn Potter O’Shea, Teacher Cow Hollow School

This workshop  is about values and strategies that place families, home life, and family culture at the center of our early childhood classrooms. This workshop is designed for early childhood educators of any level who are looking to begin or expand their program’s connection to children’s home lives and family cultures. It will be valuable to any early childhood educator who is looking for meaningful curriculum to explore anti-bias educational goals, and to anyone who is seeking to enrich their understanding of why home culture is relevant to young children’s learning. We will delve into developmental and pedagogical reasons for this work, and we will explore the everyday real-life classroom practices. Early childhood educator, Bryn Potter O’Shea will share stories, images, and specific curricular strategies currently in use at Cow Hollow School, including ‘family books,’ ‘home visit books,’ and ‘family culture share.’ Educators who are new to the idea of ‘family culture share,’ as well as those seasoned in the practice and looking to go deeper, will gain valuable perspectives and tips from the field of how this meaningful ritual, having developed over 8 years, is practiced at our school. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect and engage in planning around their own context, as well as to dialogue with other educators who are exploring family culture share.

  • Date: Saturday, August 15, 2015
  • Time: 9:00am-11:00am, 11:00 am-11:30 am optional Cow Hollow School tour
  • Location: Cow Hollow School ( 65 Funston Ave.) is located in the Presidio. If you are not familiar with our location and plan to plug it in to your GPS please input our 94129 zip code, as there is another 65 Funston Ave. near lake St.

2013-08-22 14.18.38

Bryn Potter O’Shea has been working with young children and their families since 2004, and started at Cow Hollow School in the fall of 2007. Since then she has taught in each classroom at CHS with children from 2 to 5-years-old. She is proud to have worn many hats and roles at Cow Hollow, including early and extended care, snack and grocery planner, and since 2007 as Faculty Chairperson for CHS CIVIC (Citizenship, Identities, Values, Inclusion, and Cultures; formerly the Diversity Committee). In this role she spearheaded CHS’s demographic survey project, and continues to passionately support diversity, equity, and anti-bias education in our school and broader community. Bryn holds a BA in Studio Art from UC Santa Cruz and a California Master Teacher and Site Supervisor Permit. She is currently pursuing her MA in Education at San Francisco State University, with a focus on Early Childhood Education. Her 10+ years of teaching experience include working with infants and toddlers in employer-sponsored childcare settings, and with preschoolers and adult student teachers in early childhood lab school settings. In addition to classroom teaching Bryn facilitates seminars and workshops for early childhood educators, with organizations including Headstart, Teach America,CAEYC, and the Innovative Teacher Project.

___________________________________________

The Collaboratory Presents: Children as Citizens: Building Classrooms to Empower Children’s Rights with Trevor Valentino, Assistant Director Cow Hollow School

This workshop is designed for early child educators and will provide participants with insight into creating classroom environments that empower young children’s rights as citizens.  Trevor Valentino will share value based learning tools for teachers, share inquiry work examples from Cow Hollow School and invite participants to share their current work with other early child educators. Participants will leave this workshop with effective steps to change the language they use with young children, how to set up their classroom environments that support children’s sense of choice and develop curriculum that children feel more connected to. This workshop will connect the practice being used at Cow Hollow School with developmental theory and practice.

  • Date: Saturday, July 25, 2015
  • Time: 9:00am-11:00am, 11:00 am-11:30 am optional Cow Hollow School tour
  • Location: Cow Hollow School ( 65 Funston Ave.) is located in the Presidio. If you are not familiar with our location and plan to plug it in to your GPS please input our 94129 zip code, as there is another 65 Funston Ave. near lake St.

Trevor Trevor has been teaching at Cow Hollow School since 2007. Trevor received his B.A. in African American Studies and English at the University of California, Berkeley. He later received an M.A. in early child education from San Francisco State University where he wrote about his collaborative experience with teachers in Kenya.  He comes from a strong constructivist perspective which endorses an emergent curriculum, child-centered approach to education. He is interested in inclusive early childhood programs and the effects such programs have on children’s social consciousness development.  He is currently studying how to support teacher collaboration within early child education settings. Trevor is also the Summer Program Coordinator which he has helped run for the last three years and part time Assistant Director during the school year.

______________________________________

The Collaboratory Presents: Using Technology as a Social Tool in the Preschool Classroom-Matching Philosophy with Application with Carlyn Bracken, Teacher & Professional Development Director at One Fifty Parker Avenue School

This workshop focuses on the application of technology through the use of an iPad as a social tool in a preschool classroom. Accessibility of technological devices and the overlap of pedagogical beliefs and purpose of technology in the classroom will be discussed.  The presenter will share how, with an interactive environment and setup, the iPad can be used socially and promote shared interactions. Participants will learn strategies to incorporate technology into their classroom by considering their pedagogical beliefs. They will come away with practical strategies for how to use technology as a tool to support and assess development. Cost includes handouts, strategies list, and self lead tour of Cow Hollow school. Participants are encouraged to bring their Ipads. (not mandatory).

  • Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
  • Time: 9:00 am-10:30 am (seminar), 10:30 am- 11:00pm (Cow Hollow School tour)
  • Location: Cow Hollow School ( 65 Funston Ave.) is located in the Presidio. If you are not familiar with our location and plan to plug it in to your GPS please input our 94129 zip code, as there is another 65 Funston Ave. near lake St.

carlyn brackenCarlyn is a transitional kindergarten teacher and professional development director at One Fifty Parker Avenue School in San Francisco.  Before she began teaching, Carlyn received her B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development from San Francisco State University where she gained hands on experience observing and interning in preschools throughout the Bay Area.  In the spring of 2014 she received her M.A. in Early Childhood Education, also from SFSU. For her M.A. culminating field study project, Carlyn studied the social use of technology in a play-based curriculum.  She presented her findings at the 2014 NAEYC national conference and continues to search for the most meaningful and intentional ways to incorporate technology in a preschool classroom.

____________________________________________________

The Collaboratory Presents: The Layered Experience: Making, Looking, And Talking About Art with Jamie Kelty, Teacher Cow Hollow School

This workshop will introduce the Elements of Design as a way to compose, look, and talk about art. The presentation will also include discussion regarding  the identity and and transformation of materials. The participants will have studio time to experiment with materials and develop ideas for their use in the classroom. Participants will leave with a list of art materials to explore, their own art creation, and vocabulary for talking about art.

  • Date: Saturday, March 21st, 2015
  • Time: 9:00 am-11:30 am (seminar), 11:30 am- 12:00pm (Cow Hollow School tour)
  • Location: Cow Hollow School ( 65 Funston Ave.) is located in the Presidio. If you are not familiar with our location and plan to plug it in to your GPS please input our 94129 zip code, as there is another 65 Funston Ave. near lake St.

photo (8)

Jamie Kelty has been with Cow Hollow School since 2012. As a Teaching Artist, Jamie has enjoyed the privilege of sharing art experiences with children since 1992. Jamie’s fine art practice combines traditional painting with collage and assemblage. She enjoys the process of working with different mediums which translates well into exploring a multitude of materials with children. She received her B.F.A. in painting and her K-12 art teaching certificate from Fort Hays State University. Jamie went on to teach in schools in Kansas, Missouri, and New York City. She worked at The Children’s Museum of the Arts in New York teaching in public programs and in schools, creating programming, and managing the Fine Arts Studio teaching artists from 2005-2012.

_____________________________________________________________

Cow Hollow School Presents a CIVIC Inspired (Citizenship, Identities, Values, Inclusion, Cultures) Book Reading: Children’s books on diversity and differences

In the third year of this very popular event, Cow Hollow faculty members will be presenting favorite children’s books that address concepts of citizenship, identity, inclusion, and cultures — books that help children better understand themselves and others.
Teachers will read aloud with suggestions on how to use texts as spring boards for organic, topical conversations within families. This is an adult-only event (babies in arms welcome), open to CHS community members and to the general public.
  • Date: Thursday, March 26, 2015
  • Time: 6:00 pm-8:00pm
  • Location: The “Big Room” at the Presidio Sports Basement (610 Mason St.- NOT DOWNTOWN).