Degrees and Certifications:
B.A Fine Arts/ K-12 Fine Art Education, Kean University.2017
Mr. Jesse Michalski
As a proud graduate of Manville High School's (MHS) class of 2010, I am honored to serve Manville School District and the Manville Community. It was in the classrooms of MHS where I was inspired to create art and pursue a path as an art educator. The pursuit of earning my college degree first brought me to Raritan Valley Community College where I earned an Associates Degree in Education K-12. Shorly after, I transferred to Kean University, earning my Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art while becoming K-12 certified with a focus in digital and studio photography.
As an artist, I began my work as a self-taught filmmaker during my junior year at MHS before there were any programs in place. This creative outlet led me to explore other facets of artmaking, especially photography, which has become my primary focus today. My career in photography has brought me much success: having been published in news papers and magazines, to creating album artwork for local artists, photographing professional performers, and creating media content for apparel companies. I am excited to incorporate and share the knowledge I've gained through my freelancing experiences in the field alongside my studies in art education with my students and colleagues.
"Let the artist be greedy, taking all life has to offer. They will spend their whole lives giving it back."