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discovered a passion for teaching in 2008 when she
won a Mass. Cultural Council
(MCC) grant to develop an art program for GWArc
, an organization in Waltham that serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
was thrilled to observe the level of engagement and excitement in these students, particularly in individuals who were ordinarily very withdrawn.
received the MCC Gold Star Award for the program and initiated a similar one in her
current community of Hopkinton.
has since taught in public schools, art centers and college.
By encouraging students to explore a broad array of concepts and techniques in art making, Kris hopes to aid students in building critical thinking and problem-solving skills, develop self expression and nurture self-confidence.
Previously, Kris worked as an award-winning Senior Designer and Art Director for over 20 years.
She then joined the Hopkinton Center for the Arts as Artistic Director and Art Teacher.
She holds a BA with honors from Dickinson College, a Certificate in Graphic Design from Massachusetts College of Art, and an MFA from the College of Art & Design at Lesley University.
She is Massachusetts Art Teacher Certified for grades K to 12.