- College Kutztown University (1993)
Jennifer Schlesman teaches middle and upper school art at Grandview Preparatory School.
Ms. Schlesman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education from Kutztown University, and has had unique teaching opportunities including teaching in St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands and pioneering the art department in a K-8 Charter School in Phoenix, Arizona. She has also taught an adult painting class at the Community College level in the Mohave Desert. Additionally, Ms. Schlesman has six years teaching experience in special education, where she learned to focus on the process rather than the outcome.
Ms. Schlesman has continued her professional studies by earning 24 graduate-level credits in Art Education in addition to her undergraduate degree, which has allowed her to advance to Professional Teaching Certificates in both Florida and Pennsylvania. Ms. Schlesman stays abreast of current teaching trends in Art Education by taking yearly art courses to advance her own artistic abilities as well as learn new techniques and applications by collaborating with local and international art teachers. Her most recent studies were at Ringling College of Art and Design.
I support the arts by making it as well as teaching it. Through all my life’s personal and professional experiences I have found one major aspect that gives clarity to everything I do, and that is art. It is what drives me forward, gives me strength, and inspires me to be the best person I can be.