About Me

Who:  Diane StewART
What:  Middle School Art/Ceramics Instructor 
Where: KMS
When:  School hours/teaching art for 15 years/in NKSD for 24 years
Why: I believe that Art really does save lives! 
Teaching Through the Creative Arts/Master's Degree/Leslie College
Social Studies & Elementary Ed/Bachelors Degree/WSU...go Cougs!
Sociology w/ minor in Criminology/Bachelors Degree/WSU
National Coalition for Teaching about Asia/Summer 2008 teacher study trip to Japan and South Korea.  Thanks to the Freeman Foundation and the East Asia Study Center at U of W!

North Kitsap:  Art teachers received a grant to go to the National Art Education Association's Conference in Chicago, 2016.  THANK YOU AGIAN!
I am an avid traveler on a quest to see as many art museums, beaches, mountains, concerts, and roller coaster parks that I can before I am 85.  So far, choosing my favorite art museum is a tough call...between the Borghese, in Rome, Italy, Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain, AGO in Toronto, Canada and Salvadore Dali's House in Spain.  Then, of course there's Seattle Art Museum! 

 I am crazy about water:  favorite beach is at Neah Bay, pulled in the canoe journey on and off for 7 years, and swimming is part of my weekly exercise schedule.  The best rollercoaster I've been on is in Busch Gardens, St. Petersburg, Florida...next to the first Dali museum I visited in 2004.  If I'm not at school, I am doing yoga, writing poems in response to lectures I attend at the Seattle Asian Art Museum, taking pictures, listening to live music in Seattle, Portland...or wherever else the gas in my tank and my budget takes me. 
 Some previous trips include:  Sante Fe, camping in Oslo, great adventures in Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius and Portugal. 

Three times I've volunteered in Spain in a program that helps Spaniards speak conversational English.  It's an ABSOLUTE BLAST for me, and I hope to go back there again and again.  The program's website explains more and I highly recommend the program:  Pueblo Ingles...they actually have a teenager program so that parents can volunteer at the same time their child does, just at different venues.  http://www.diverbo.com/.  Click on Volunteers. 
Last Modified on September 2, 2015