Instructors


Alan Weaver • Sculpture & 3-Dimensional Art: Alan has been exhibiting, selling and teaching clay works for thirty-five years.


Amanda Lewis • Nurse and Director of Counselors: A mother and R.N., Amanda has worked as a hospital nurse and a school nurse in Sedalia.


Angela Richardson, Kindergarten • With a degree in Special Education, Angela has taught kindergarten in the Sedalia School District and also private pre-school for ten years.


Bryon Knight, Enrichment • A working ceramic artist  with a BFA  and  an MA  in studio art, Barney  has  taught in the Sedalia School  District  for twenty-six years  and also for State Fair Community College  for seven years. 






Claraisse Tackett
 • Story & Mixed Media: Claraisse has taught kindergarten for fifteen years in the Sedalia School system, presently at Horace Mann. 






Janice Hargrave
 • Enrichment: With a B.S.E. in arts education and a B.F.S. in studio ceramics, Janice teaches art (K-4) in Washington School.








Jenny Nold
 • Sculpture & 3-Dimensional Art: With a degree in Elementary Art, Jenny teaches elementary, high school and gifted classes in Smithton.




Jeremy Fry, Co-Director
 • The Library Media Specialist  at Sedalia Middle School,  Jeremy  has a BA in elementary  education and  an MA  in  elementary administration .A working artist and a Blue Sky enrichment  teacher since 20ll,  he has taught art, reading, language arts  and social studies.


Kelly Chapin-Hagen • Enrichment: An art teacher at the Sedalia Middle School, Kelly has taught photography and mixed media for CBS since 2006.


Kristen Patrick, Co-Director • An artist, professional photographer, published author and Blue Sky  enrichment teacher since 20l2  with a BA in sociology and an MA in special education, Kristen has taught fifth and sixth grade science in the  Sedalia  schools.






Lucy Lemke Clark
 • Creative Dramatics: Having studied at the American Musical & Dramatics Academy and UCM, Lucy is the preschool director and teacher at Broadway Presbyterian Church.




Mandy Abner
 • Preschool: Having taught preschool for eleven years, Mandy holds a Bachelor degree in Child Development and a M.A. in Teaching with an emphasis in FACS.


Marlo Siron • Mixed Media: With seventeen years educating K-12, Marlo is Technology Coordinator at Sacred Heart School in Sedalia.


Michael Shukers • Arts Explorations: With a B.F.A. and B.S. in Education, Michael is finishing an M.S.E., and, at the same time, teaching at Smith-Cotton High School.


Kelsey Raines - Painting and Drawing - With a Masters in Art Education from the University of Central Missouri, Kelsey loves teaching her students at Skyline Elementary in Sedalia to look at the world with an "artist’s eye”.

Jordan Fields - Painting and Drawing - With BSE in Art Education from the University of Central Missouri, Jordan teaches K-4 Art at Horace Mann Elementary in Sedalia.

Michael Moellman - Words and Music - A professional performer for twenty-five years, Mike teaches orchestra for grades 5-12 in Sedalia 200’s three schools. He comes to us with a BA from UMKC, an MA in Music from Purchase College, New York and a MAC ARTS in Teaching degree from Southern Oregon University.

Teri Turner - Holding a BSE in Speech and Theater Education, Teri teaches at Smith-Cotton High School. She also serves: as the Vice President of the Speech and Theater Association of Missouri; on the Board of Directors of the Missouri Alliance for Arts Education; and on the Advocacy Leadership Network for the Educational Theater Association.