Art Teacher / Afterschool Teacher
Teresa Iannone is going into her seventh year of teaching at World Academy as our Visual Arts Teacher for students in K through 8th grade. Teresa is also the advisor for World Academy’s Middle School Yearbook Club, organizes the Arts to Remember Fall fundraiser for PTO, and coaches coed volleyball at World Academy in the Spring. She holds a BA in Graphic Design form Maryland Art Institute and Paier College of Art, and a Highly Qualified Certification through the Department of Education. She has taken courses in Early Childhood Education and is continuing her education of Art Education through classes online. Teresa has over 14 years experience teaching the visual arts to all age groups. Prior to teaching, Teresa worked in the corporate environment as a artist/graphic designer for over 13 years.
Originally from Connecticut, Teresa has lived in Nashua for twelve years. She has been married for thirty years to her loving husband James, and has three young adult children. Teresa loves to spend time with her family and her extended family in Connecticut. She has twenty-two nieces and nephews, and four great nieces and nephews! In her spare time, she enjoys doing creative DIY projects for her home or others, photography, reading, gourmet cooking, drawing and painting, and supporting her children in their activities/sports/careers.
Teresa believes that each individual child/adult has his/her own unique way of expressing him/herself through visual arts. Part of her teaching strategy is to bring out that 21st century creative-innovative problem solver in all her students. If a child builds on art skills and building mental creativity it enhances that individuals overall skills in core classes. It is important that all children be given an opportunity to explore art, learn artistic skills, and be exposed to a variety of artists, techniques, and history. Students are encouraged that its okay to ‘fail’ because through those trials they discover new ideas and innovative ways to do things, even. It gives her great joy to see a child accomplish things that thought they could do! As always, Teresa is very excited for this new school year and cannot wait to see the creativity that her artists will do in World Academy!
Mrs. Iannone joined the World Academy community in 2013.