2019 Saltonstall Teacher Residency - Teachers Announced

The Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, in partnership with the Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG), an affiliate of IPEI, is offering a creative retreat for teachers of the Ithaca City School District (ICSD) teachers and other districts in Tompkins County during the February and April school breaks. The program is designed to provide residency-type retreats for local teachers in the following disciplines: creative writing, photography/film/video, and painting/sculpture/visual art. The program is totally free to attend. Teachers were selected through a lottery system.

For the February break: • Gail Brisson, librarian, Trumansburg elementary/middle school • Cindy Daly, band director, Belle Sherman, Caroline, LACS • Taura McMeekin, third grade teacher, Enfield Elementary • Denise Place, math teaching assistant, South Hill Elementary • Clarissa Plank, art teacher, Lansing High School

For the April break: • Tiffany Jackson, teaching assistant, South Hill Elementary • Douglas Keating, teacher, TST BOCES • Dianne Lynn, K-5 art teacher, Enfield, Fall Creek, Cayuga Heights • Steve Paling, teaching assistant, Dryden High School • Elizabeth Sprout, art teacher, Dryden High School

The teachers will be provided with a five-day, four-night retreat with private accommodations, studio space, and hearty, chef-prepared vegetarian dinners. These retreats are modeled after Saltonstall’s summer residency program and provide our local teachers with uninterrupted time and space in which to focus on their own creative endeavors.