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Ms. Sarah Stevens
My name is Sarah Stevens and here is my story!
I am new to LPMS, but not to D38. I taught at Lewis Palmer High School from 1996-2005. I then moved to Doherty High School where I spent the last 17 years. Two years ago, we built a house in Palmer Lake, so here I am happily back in D38! If you do the math, I have been teaching art for 26 years...half of my life! I personally have been making art since before my first memories. It is my passion and I feel so lucky to have the opportunity to share my knowledge, skills, and excitement about art with you!
I grew up in Pennsylvania and went to a small high school near Pittsburgh. I have many artists in my family who nurtured my creativity and summers were spent wandering the Smithsonian museums and living at the beach.
I attended college at the University of Mount Union in Ohio. I loved college where I had two amazing art professors and, with their help, I was able to spend half of my junior year painting in Southern France. I graduated in 1992 with a degree in art and psychology.
Colorado called and I made a huge move across the country to figure things out. After running the Cultural Arts program at one of the Boys and Girls Clubs in Colorado Springs, I decided I wanted to teach art in a public school. I went back to college for another degree, this time at The Colorado College majoring in Education. I was hired at Lewis-Palmer High School in 1996 and taught there for nine years. I met my husband, who was a social studies teacher at Doherty, and made the move to teach there in 2005.
So, here we are! To sum up some informational and interesting facts about me, I would add that I am a working artist. I sell paintings and jewelry primarily and have a studio at my home. I love to garden. I hate hail storms. I raise chickens and ducks, have four dogs, and a cat. I ski, camp, cycle, and love the sun! My family consists of my husband, my daughter, Aliza, who is a senior at PRHS. My favorite color is orange, my favorite place to vacation is Mexico, my favorite city is Washington D.C., and my favorite part of Colorado is ski country.
Oh, and did I mention that ART is my FAVORITE thing?! Welcome to my world...I hope you enjoy the experience! I am very excited to be at LPMS and hope you are, too! My philosophy is that everyone has it inside them to express themselves through visual means. We all have different strengths and interests that can be further developed with a little gumption! We will be doing many different mediums (drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry making, etc) in class, so you'll get to experience a little of everything! I am so glad you're here!
https://sarahjstevens.wixsite.com/mysite To learn more!