Our Fine Arts Teachers
Degrees and Certifications:
MASTER OF EDUCATION IN ARTS IN EDUCATION Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, VT. May 2010 License in PreK – 12, Art Education, 2008 BACHELOR OF ARTS IN HISTORY; MINOR IN ART Norwich University, Northfield, VT. May 2007 Suma Cum Laude
Mr. Eric Howard
I teach introductory, intermediate, and advanced drawing, painting, and ceramics, I try to be a leader in the school and support the work of proficiency based education and assessment for learning, and I also work hard to inspire and mentor future artists and educators. I pursue my passion for art by painting in acrylic and oil, drawing in pencil and ink, composing scratchboards, and dabbling in sculpture, watercolor, and charcoal. I also enjoy adding to my music collection of oldies, classic rock, progressive rock, modern alternative, and heavy metal. And I also love to hike, snowshoe, canoe, and spend as much time as possible with my wife and two young children.
Degrees and Certifications:
Northfield Jr./Sr. High School graduate Saint Michael's College - BA Music Education Southern New Hampshire University - M.Ed. Education
Ms. Lorraine Monmaney M.Ed
Ms. Monmaney has been actively involved in fine arts programs throughout her life. She has been a member of the National Guild of Piano Teachers and is currently a member of the Vermont Music Educators Association, National Association of Music Educators and the Winooski Valley Music Association.
Ms. Monmaney is a magna cum laude graduate from Saint Michael's College recieving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education. While attending St. Michael's College she performed in Washington D.C., Montreal, Canada, New York City and throughout the state of Vermont.
Ms. Monmaney began her teaching career in Tampa, Florida at Class Act Productions, a performing arts school, where she taught dance and music. She moved back to Vermont to raise her family and taught at Montpelier High School as Director of Vocal Music.
In 2008, the Director of Music positioned became vacant at her alma mater, she applied, and was hired to teach music at- Northfield Middle High School! Recently, she received her Masters in Education degree, in education, magna cum laude, from Southern New Hampshire University and plans to continue with her graduate studies.
Ms. Monmaney's maternal grandparents and mother are NHS alumni and all three of her children will be NHS graduates! Her parents started teaching in the Northfield School System in 1967 and retired in the 1990s. She is thrilled to teach in the Northfield community because of its' support for the fine arts.
Ms. Monmaney enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, hiking, and sharing her passion of music to the students of Northfield Middle High School ♫