Hello! My name is Hannah Schutz (formerly Ms. Bassett) and I am so excited to be starting my fourth year at Rock Canyon! I grew up in Lakewood Colorado where I attended Green Mountain High School and found my passion for ceramics. I continued my education at Colorado State University where I had the chance to explore multiple art mediums including metal-smithing, drawing and painting, sculpture, digital art, and ceramics. After four years I received a bachelors degree in Art and a license in k-12 education. I am excited to be back in the ceramics classroom teaching students and helping guide them through their creative adventures!I hope to provide a safe, comfortable, and exciting environment for students to take risks and seek their inner artist!
Zoe Tessier was born and raised in Park City, Utah. Zoe’s Mother, Amy Tessier, is a professional artist and taught Zoe at a very young age how to paint and draw. Zoe graduated in 2010 from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting. She moved to Florence, Italy her junior year of college to study art at the Santa Reparata International School of Art and Design. Here, Zoe was able to study the Masters of fine art and, was able to show and sell her paintings internationally. Zoe has exhibited approximately 260 bodies of work in over 30 venues around the United States. After Zoe graduated from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design she decided to continue her education at the Metropolitan State College of Denver where she received her license in Art Education, K-12. Zoe was hired by the Cherry Creek School district where she taught elementary art education. She moved to Los Angeles, California in 2014 where she worked for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in the education department but was ready to move back home to Denver, Colorado. She now works as an art educator at Rock Canyon High School and continues to paint. Zoe’s work is very colorful and ranges from small to very large-scale paintings on canvas.
Hello parents and students! I am Kim Graham and I teach Photography levels I, II, III, and IV at RCHS. I’ve taught at RCHS for 11 wonderful years, and I continue to feel honored to work with the students and staff here. This is a great place to go to high school, and the Fine Art Photography classes ROCK! Students will learn to control DSLR cameras for creative photography, to process images in Photoshop CS8, and to print/mat their final images for display and submission to shows, in addition to creating a professional digital portfolio…and so much more!
I was born and raised in Birmingham, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. After graduating from high school I headed west to the University of Wyoming where I received an art degree with a concentration in advertising. I moved to Denver and landed my first job as an art director for a screen-printing company. A few years later I went to work for an advertising firm designing magazines, logos, and various other printed material. I had always thought about teaching art since both parents were educators, so I decided to go back to school and earn another degree in art education from Metropolitan State College. After completing my student teaching assignments in the Cherry Creek School District I took a teaching position in Casper, Wyoming. I taught elementary, junior high and high school visual arts for 12 years. While in Casper I earned my MA degree from Lesley University in art education and I decided to move back to the Denver area to take a teaching position with Douglas County High School. At DCHS I taught drawing and painting, graphic design, ceramics and sculpture for 6 years. I’m starting my 7th year at Rock Canyon High School, a school where I have really enjoyed teaching. While at RCHS I have taught sculpture, AP sculpture, ceramics, graphic design, drawing and painting and AP drawing and painting. Also I was the Boys JV tennis coach for 3 years. When I’m not teaching you can find me on the slopes down hill skiing and in the warmer months I’ll be playing golf and tennis. Throughout the year I can be fixing up houses and with any luck I can get in a few trips in and out of the country. But I’m always creating some kind of art, it being anything from pastels, oils, watercolors, stone or bronze sculptures.
Welcome back to another amazing school year at Rock Canyon!
My name is Kennetha Miller, this is my 17th year teaching in Douglas County; and I couldn’t be more thrilled to share my passion for creating art with all of you! Through this passion, I am dedicated to providing a supportive learning environment that fosters creative curiosity for a life-long appreciation of the arts. This involves setting high standards of student behavior; teaching to all learning modalities, utilizing peer cooperation with respect, while ultimately promoting student creative individuality. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Go JAGS!!