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Subjects Taught
Fine Arts

Education


email:  MKenney@hoover.k12.al.us


 I graduated with a B.F.A. double major in Drawing and Painting and a Minor in Geology from the University of Montevallo in 1981 and again in 1996 with an M.Ed. specializing in Art Education.



Experience

21 years experience teaching. 18 years at Hoover, 3 years Jefcoed.



Bio

Born in San Diego, California. Moved to Panama and then spent most of childhood in the DC area. Took my first art lessons at the Smithsonian Institute when I was around 5 years of age. We moved to south Florida for a couple years for my dad's work then settled here in Alabama when I was 13.

I was allowed freedom of expression in high school at Shades Valley High by the art teacher at the time. So I was able to explore and develop my skills in many different mediums. I started college at Mississippi University for Women and then transferred to the University of Montevallo during sophomore year. Where I completed my education.

I married a year later and after working freelance. As an illustrator I worked for a couple in-house agencies and then chose to take time off to raise my children. When my sons were school aged a friend suggested I work as a teacher's aide. I loved working with the children and after my contract was up I went back to Montevallo and completed my Master's degree. I went to work in 1996 in Jefferson county for three years before taking a job with Hoover High School in 1999.

I am on the Board of Directors for the Bluff Park Art Assoc. And have served in official positions with the Alabama Art Educators Assoc. as well as several Art organizations.

Now I am the AP, Art 4, 3, 2 and 2-D Design teacher at Hoover High and an award winning artist.

www.marlahopekenney.com is my personal work website.

I have a wide range of media I work in but enjoy painting the best.

 

FIne Arts Academy - http://bit.ly/1oCCEy2