Who IS Ms Marni?
Ms Marni has taught Elementary Visual Art at Crossroads since the schools opened in the Fall of 1999. Prior to teaching at Crossroads, she taught for two years in Minneapolis Public Schools. Ms Marni is one of seven Specialists at Crossroads. As a Visual Art Specialist, she services students in grades K through Sixth grade in both the Science & Montessori programs. Students rotate into Art in one-week increments every four or five weeks.
Ms Marni lives in the Dayton's Bluff neighborhood of St Paul in a historic house built in 1889 by the Keller family. She lives with her Husband Dave, three step-sons: Michael, Nick & Zachary and Chilean Exchange Student, Ignacio. Ms Marni also lives with two dogs: Tallulah (Tally) & Charlotte and four chickens (Kilkee, Iris, Vegas & Chess). Ms Marni enjoys creative projects often perceived by some as "messes," traveling, gardening, playing Hockey, refereeing Roller Derby, fishing and sailing. She does NOT enjoy cleaning her kitchen after cooking!
Ms Marni has an Undergraduate degree with double majors in Studio Arts, Ceramics & Art History; she has double minors in Child Psychology & American Indian Studies. She began teaching Visual Art in the Fall of 1997 at West Central Academy, as part of Minneapolis Public Schools, after completing her Post-Baccalaureate and Initial Licensure program at theUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus. Spring of 2005, Ms Marni completed her Master of Education degree from the University of Minnesota. Ms Marni loves Education and sees herself as a life-long learner!
To Ms. Marni, Art is visual communication and problem solving.
Contacting Ms Marni:
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This is Ms Marni's "Blog" of her experiences being a part of NASA's Reduced Gravity program.
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