Hello and welcome to Art!
I'm so happy to be teaching art at PS 329. The 2016-2017 school year is my third year here at the Surfside School, and I have loved learning and growing with my students and colleagues over the past few years.
I am originally from Florida but I moved to Brooklyn in 2011 after completing my Masters in Fine Arts at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Before that I studied Printmaking, Art History, and Art Education at the University of Florida in Gainesville, my hometown. Before teaching at the Surfside School, I taught art at a high school in Florida, an elementary school in Boston, Massachusetts, and around different schools in Brooklyn through a private art studio, Created by Kids. I even have taught art to kids in hospitals in The Gambia, West Africa, as part of a volunteer organization in Florida called Arts in Medicine. Teaching art is my lifelong passion and I have enjoyed the many forms it has taken over the last decade. I hope to be able to continue and grow for many years to come.
Please feel free to contact me via email at SZidonik@schools.nyc.gov