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Fine Arts

Fine Arts Department Vision Statement

Through appreciation, participation, and performance, students in the Fine Arts explore and discover truth and beauty by questioning, creating, and enriching their lives and the world around them.


Kara Girod Shuster
BA Dance, Loyola Marymount University
Trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, hip-hop and rumba


Kathy Briggs, Team Lead
MA in Music Education, University of St. Thomas
BA Music Education, University of Wisconsin

Judy Parker
BA Music Oberlin Conservatory

Ashley McCullar
BFA Piano Performance, Carnegie Mellon


Shannon More
BA Carroll College
MFA Directing Minnesota State University Theatre Director
MAT University of Phoenix

Visual Arts

Steve Colley
BA Art Education, University of Alaska

Kathy Mitchell '64
St. Mary's Academy Alumna
BA Elementary Education, Marylhurst University
MAT Art Lewis and Clark College