Mrs. Arneson is excited to start her 20th year teaching art! This year she joins both Sheboygan North High and CHANGE Academy after spending the last 19 years teaching art to all ages K-12, in Howards Grove. In addition to being a Howards Grove alumni, she received her Bachelor of Arts from St. Norbert College (2003), License in Art Education from UW-Green Bay/CESA 7 (2004,) and Master of Education in Professional Development from UW- Lacrosse (2010). Mrs. Arneson has been a Nationally Board Certified Art Educator and licensed WI Master Educator since 2017. She is a freelance professional artist and graphic designer.
When she is not in the art classroom, you can find Mrs. Arneson… well, all over. She remains busy with her three sons, husband, and dog at numerous sporting events, outdoor explorations, home improvements, and traveling in wonderlust. She appreciates noise, chaos, and never-ending projects as the entertaining parts of life. In her downtime, she likes to paint (oil is her favorite), draw in ink, or experiment with all types of art media in her home studio.
Mrs. Arneson is a genuine, dedicated, versatile educator that seeks to create connections for, and with, students to embrace the necessity of creative thinking, the courage to create, and the understanding of the comprehensive nature of art as essential to the human spirit.
As part of her own curious personality and quest to learn, she whole-heartedly enjoys getting to know her students and learning about their backgrounds. As a former collegiate athlete, she recognizes that developing individual fundamentals is important; however, the ultimate success of a group, team, or class, depends upon how well the individuals can function together and grow. This understanding drives her to set a safe space in the classroom in which all are valued and supported. She finds being an art educator a huge honor to provide a collaborative platform in which individual creativity can be launched! Her students’ ideas continue to inspire her daily and give her hope in which their artistic voices will create positive change and impact the future.