Success Stories

FEATURED SUCCESS STORIES

MA and MAT graduates from The University of the Arts – Art + Design Education Department have found success in many areas including: art education and administration for public, private (independent), and charter schools. Below are some of our UArts’ graduate success stories.

Lauren Economou
Hatboro-Horsham High School in Hatboro-Horsham School District
High School Fine Art and Technology Education Teacher
Art Major 1 & 2, Drawing, Painting, Illustrative Drawing for Comic Book Art, Computer Graphics, Digital Photography, Architectural Drawing, Technical Drawing, Engineering Drawing and Design. I am also the faculty sponsor for our chapter of the National Art Honor Society.
Horsham, PA (Montgomery County)
Degree Earned at UArts: MAT
Year Graduated: 2007
ContactLauren.Economou@gmail.com

Jamie Flynn
21st Century Cyber Charter School
Art Teacher (Middle  School Art, Art Appreciation, Digital Photography, Drawing)
21st Century Cyber Charter School serves students anywhere in Pennsylvania.
Degree Earned at UArts: MAT
Year Graduated: 2010
Contact: jflynn@jflynnstudio.com / 484-614-5875

Erika Gehringer
Haddonfield/Haddonfield Middle School
Art Teacher, grades 6-8
Haddonfield, NJ
Degree Earned at UArts: MAT
Year Graduated: 2005
Contact: kiki_gehringer@yahoo.com / 609-206-1018

Brooke Giles
William Penn Charter School
Pre-K Studio Arts Integration Teacher and Coordinator
Philadelphia, PA
Degree Earned at UArts: MAT
Year Graduated: 2011
Contact: bgiles@penncharter.com

Adrianne Liwerant
Indian River School District, Sussex Central High School
High School Digital Design & Art Teacher
Georgetown, Delaware
Degree Earned at UArts: MAT degree
Year Graduated: 2010
Contact: adrianne.liwerant@irsd.k12.de.us

Jessica Singer
Kincorth Academy
Head Secondary Art Teacher
Aberdeen, Scotland
Degree Earned at UArts: MFA with an Art Education Certificate
Year Graduated: 2010
Contact: singerj@uarts.edu

Christopher Sweeney
S.E. Delco School District/Academy Park High School
High School Fine Arts and Digital Media Teacher
Sharon Hill, Pa
Degree Earned at UArts: MA, BFA (1996)
Year Graduated: 2012
Contact: csweeney@sedelco.org

Susan Braccia
School District/School Name: AIM Academy
Inclusive Practices
Conshochoken, PA
Degrees Earned at UArts: Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design
Year Graduated: 1983
Contact: sbraccia@almpa.org, BracciaDesign@aol.com

Mary Pat Coyle
John B. Stetson Charter School
Middle School Art Teacher
Kesington, PA
Degree Earned at UArts: MA
Year Graduated: 2008
Contact: mpat.coyle@gmail.com

Benjamin De Meo
School District/School Name: Central High School
High School Art Teacher
Classes Taught: Art 1, Sculpture, Digital Photography & Film
Philadelphia, PA
Degree Earned at UArts: BFA, MAT
Year Graduated: 2012
Contact: designbld@gmail.com

Brian Elstein
Moravian Academy
Lower School Art Teacher
Bethlehem, PA
Degree Earned at UArts: MAT
Year Graduated: 2012
Contact: belstein511@gmail.com

Kaite Haire
Multicultural Academy Charter
High School Art Teacher
North Philadelphia, PA
Degree Earned at UArts: MAT
Year Graduated: 2011
Contact: katiehaire@gmail.com

Rick Jacobsen
The Philadelphia School
Pre-K to 8th Grade Art Teacher
Fiber Arts, Bookbinding, Ceramics, Painting
Center City Philadelphia, PA
Degree Earned at UArts: MAT
Year Graduated: 2005
Contact: rjacobsen@tpschool.org

Alison Klein
Enfield Elementary School
Art Teacher
Montgomery County, PA
Degree Earned at UArts: MAT
Year Graduated: 2005
Contact: alisonmklein@aol.com

Karen Kolkka
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
K-6 Program Director
Computer Science and Interactive Technologies
Philadelphia, PA
Degree Earned at UArts: MAT
Year Graduated: 2012
Contact: kolkkartist@gmail.com

Trish Maunder
Founder/Creative Director of Philly Touch Tours & Program Designer and Consultant for museums and art institutions.
Degree Earned at UArts: MA
Year Graduated: 2006
Contact: tmaunder@mac.com

Justine Nicholson
Potter-Thomas
Elementary Art Teacher
Degree Earned at UArts: MAT
Year Graduated: 2008
Contact: justinenicholson@gmail.com

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