Fine Arts

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  The mission of the NBPS Fine Arts Department, which encompasses both the visual and performing arts, is to educate our students both in and through the arts.  The department offers a sequential curriculum for the acquisition of arts skills, arts integration experiences, both in and out of school opportunities, and recognition for student achievement.

  The Every Student Succeed Act includes the arts alongside math and language arts in its definition of a “well-rounded education.” Arts education is recognized as a unique learning modality where students can exercise creativity, work both independently and collaboratively, and take pride and ownership of their learning through a hands-on, multi-sensory approach. The arts are also as a vital part of a holistic education and there is a growing body of research that shows a strong correlation between arts learning and increased learning in other subjects such as math or reading.

  Furthermore, learning in and through the arts prepares our children to be vital members of the 21stcentury workforce not only as artists and musicians but more importantly as thinkers, team members and individuals who are as dedicated as they are passionate.

Fine Arts Teachers

Elementary Music
Hannah Boudreau – Parker 
Claire Breault – Hathaway, Lincoln 
Lee Dias – DeValles
David Geer – Hayden-McFadden
Michael Genese – Swift, Campbell
Susan Kulju – Brooks, Rodman
Diane Littlehale – Congdon
Rebekah McLaughlin – Jacobs
Sara Mello – Carney, Gomes, Brooks
Jennifer Murphy – Taylor, Jacobs, Campbell, Winslow
Jacob O’Brien – Carney
Thomas O’Leary – Renaissance
Amy Ouellette – Pulaski
Jessica Pereira – Lincoln
Michael Rayner – Hayden-McFadden, Ashley, Swift, Rodman, Pulaski
Amy Richard – Pacheco
Mahria Trepes – Ashley, Hathaway
Nia Welter – Gomes

Elementary Art
Matthew Carreiro – Gomes
Jennifer Cosentino – Carney
Stephanie Couto – Swift, Campbell
Lacey Fournier – Lincoln
Rachel Howell – DeValles, Winslow
Nancy Johnson – Congdon, Winslow
Erika Linehan – Parker
Cathryn Lonsdale – Renaissance
Erin McQuade – Taylor, Jacobs
Amanda Pacheco – Ashley, Hathaway
Fran Pimental – Pulaski
Rocky Raxter – Brooks, Rodman
Kate Vannata – Hayden-McFadden 

Elementary Dance
Lauren Burgess – Pulaski

Middle School Music

Christopher Boyd – Keith 
Alexander Breault – Keith
James Stone – Keith
Christopher Chambers - Normandin
Michael Daniels – Normandin
Alysha Phillips – Normandin
Lonnie Decker – Roosevelt

Middle School Art
Blaine Bacchiocchi - Normandin
Erin Collins - Normandin
Erin Meade – Keith
Thomas Quirke – Normandin
Danielle Riley – Keith
Kimberly Souza – Roosevelt

NBHS Performing Arts
Sarah Cadieux Pacheco – theatre 
Lynne-Marie Dandeneau – music
Elijah Langille – music
Timothy Mason – music
Matthew Pacheco – music

High School Art
Alanna Boucher – NBHS
Lynne LaBerge – NBHS 
Mary Ellen Nochimow – NBHS
Matthew Poyant – NBHS
Rosannette Rivera – NBHS
Kelli Johnson – Whaling City

Contact
Director
Lynn Souza
508-997-4511 Ext. 14104
lsouza@newbedfordschools.org

Secretary
Lynne Broyles
508-997-4511 Ext. 14151
lbroyles@newbedfordschools.or
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