Meet Mrs. DiBenedetto, Art Teacher

August 08, 2017


"Creativity takes courage." 

~ Henri Matisse

Mrs. DiBenedetto is another familiar face, with another tricky name! Mrs. D stepped in to our art studio last year as a guest teacher, and she blew us away with her digital design skills. She is back with us full-time this year and we can't wait to see what she does with our Adobe Suite! 

Dorothy DiBenedetto holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors degree from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif. She specializes in Art History and Graphic Design. 

She has worked as an educator for the past six years, and she says her greatest joy is seeing eyes light up and the smile of accomplishment from a child. 

"I live for the 'light bulb moments,' the electricity created by young minds that soak up information like sponges. The imagination of innocence fueled by curiosity is a goal," she said. "Art is a passion and to share that experience is so intoxicating." 

Mrs. D says some of the funniest moments teaching young children is when she tells them about growing up without Google, cell phones, or video games. Imagine having to go to a library and having fewer than 100 tv channels to choose from? One young student said to her, "boy, you must have been miserable." She almost fell out of her chair.  

Mrs. D loves old movies, great music, and painting. She says her teaching philosophy this year is all about believing in the power of your thoughts. So let's see what our art students dream up this year and watch them make it happen!

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