Hello Centennial Community!
My name is Julie Gleason, and I am new to Centennial and new to Colorado! We moved here from the Chicago suburbs where I taught Art for 7 years. Before earning my teaching degree, I spent several years as a residential Interior Designer. I have always loved the Arts and really love teaching! I started out studying Interior Design and Visual Display Arts at Western Michigan University, earning my BA. When I changed careers to teach Art Education I recieved my Masters from Dominican University in Chicago.
When not teaching, I love spending time with my family, working on personal Art, exploring Colorado, hiking, kayaking and cooking. I am very excited to be a part of Centennial staff and all that they stand for, I hope my art students leave my classroom with an interest in Art history and various Art techniques, and a sense of wonder about all the possibilites in Art!