Lisa Steven – Chichester Grange Teacher of the Year!
Congratulations to PES art teacher Lisa Stevens, who has been selected as Chichester Grange Teacher of the Year. Ms. Stevens has served as the art teacher at Pittsfield Elementary School since 1997. As a visual arts teacher, Ms. Stevens works energetically and enthusiastically with over 300 students each week, and her students consistently produce quality original art work.
At PES students’ art work is always on display in our hallways. Ms. Steven’s students work in drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, and other mediums. She seeks to display PES student art in and out of the school. For the last several years she has shown student art at the Deerfield Fair, where PES collections regularly win ribbons. Ms. Stevens has also been active in the state network of art teachers and influential in promoting a regional traveling art show featuring k-12 artists in the Suncook Valley. Last school year she served as the chair person for the traveling show.
Over the years Ms. Stevens has brought several artists-inresidence to PES, enriching children’s live and exposing them to artists from the region and the world. Ms. Stevens is the Team Leader for the Unified Arts team at PES and this year worked with the second-grade students to improve reading skills. She works to tie in the curriculum at the grade-levels into projects in art. Ms. Stevens is an accomplished teacher and leader who brings beauty and the joy of creation to the PES community.