Title: Art Educator (Retired)
Company: Kenmore Union Free School District
Location: Getzville, New York, United States
Cherie St. Pierre, Ph.D., Retired Art Educator at the Kenmore Union Free School District, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in art education.
Interested in art from a formative age, Dr. St. Pierre was a gifted child who was told early on that she should delve into the field of art education. Receiving a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in art education from the New York State University College at Buffalo in 1967 and 1970, respectively, she subsequently earned a Master of Arts in Italian from Middlebury College in 1976. After obtaining valuable experience in the field, she obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in communication and culture from the English department from New York University in 1992. She was an art teacher for kindergarten through 12th grade in the Kenmore Union Free School District from 1967 to 2000.
Now retired, Dr. St. Pierre most recently served as a college supervisor for student teachers at the State University College at Buffalo, from 2000 to 2002, having previously acted as a cooperating teacher for art student teachers at the college from 1972 to 2000. While pursuing these roles, she held the position of senior partner at the New York State Academy of Teaching and Learning from 2000 to 2001, an adjunct professor in the graduate school at Medaille College from 1999 to 2000, and an advisor of multimedia production at the New York State Council for the Arts from 1990 to 1995. In addition to these illustrious posts, she was a graduate assistant at New York University from 1987 to 1988.
Equally passionate about world community, Dr. St. Pierre was an EarthWatch volunteer for “Identity through Native Costume” in the country of Macedonia in 1995. She is also passionate concerning animal rights. In order to remain abreast of recent developments in her industry, she has maintained affiliation with the New York State Art Teachers Association, the American Association of University Women, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Art Education Association.
Alongside her primary endeavors, Dr. St. Pierre enjoys photography and traveling. One of her photographs was featured in a national art competition for notecards sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW). In February 2017, one of Dr. St. Pierre’s photographs made the cover of the Photographic Society of America Journal (PSA), including an article and her photos about wildlife in Hokkaido, Japan. She also designed the Holiday Greeting Card of New York State for the American Lung Association in 1978. From 1971 to 1981, she was an illustrator for the “Italian Americana Journal” sponsored by the University of Buffalo and Queens College, New York City.
Dr. St. Pierre was featured in “The Flower Teachers: Stories for a New Generation,” by Candace Jesse Sout in 2002. She was also the recipient of the Outstanding Service Award from the New York State Art Teachers Association in 2001.
A recent 2018 honor was the appointment on the Photographic Society of America’s (PSA’s) Greenhood Scholarship Committee for the next four years. The scholarships are awarded to second-year students majoring in photography at a school that offers a degree in photography.
Throughout her impressive career, Dr. St. Pierre has been able to trace back her inspiration to pursue art education and to be a good human from two great mentors: her high school health teacher, Ann Marie Cotter, who was a life-time friend and advisor, and a fellow art teacher, Louise Lucas, who contributed her knowledge and artistic talent to Dr. St. Pierre’s doctoral dissertation.
In honor of her accomplishments in her field, Dr. St. Pierre was selected for inclusion in the 14th edition of Who’s Who in the World, as well as several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education and Who’s Who of American Women.
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