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Suzanne Dionne
Connecticut Art Education Association, Inc. 


Saturday, November 17, 2018

7:15 AM to 3:40 PM EST

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Merritt Parkway - 180 Hawley Lane
Trumbull, CT 06611


CAEA Silent Auction 

to benefit the Robert SaundersMemorial Scholarship!


   Cassie Stephens - 

Nashville Art Educator, Author, and YouTube Contributor 

After spending entirely too long at Indiana University getting her degree in both painting and art education, Cassie Stephens did her student teaching in the magical land of Ireland. While she was away, her parents, fully aware of her slacker ways, she “sent out 52 art teacherin’ job applications” to such far away places as Alaska. One such place that called her for an interview was Nashville, Tennessee. On a whim, she loaded up her jean-jumpers, resume and chain-smoking grandma to made the trip to Nashville where she landed her first teaching gig.

Fast forward nearly 15 years and Cassie had settled down with her husband and their three cats. Sadly, she’d fallen into an art teacherin’ slump rehashing stale art lessons, still wearing those sad jean jumpers and doing little creating of her own. It was then that she decided to create a blog that might help snap her out of her funk. Her idea was this: if she were to write thrice weekly about her ensembles, her lessons and her creations, then she’d be forced to inject more creativity into her life. 

 Zip forward once more to the present. These days, you can find Cassie teaching in Franklin, Tennessee, just south of Nashville. Cassie has maintained her blog for the last four years. Since then, she’s managed to find the secret to her “personal art teacherin’ happiness” by connecting the passions in her life: teaching, creating and dressing like a crazy person. Such has helped her connect with a world of art teacherin’ friends who are also passionate about this most amazing and incredible job.

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