Art Educators

Mr. Richard R. Shemonsky is the art educator who specializes in crafts (jewelry and metals, textiles, ceramics, and traditional crafts). He completed his elementary and middle school education in Dickson City, PA., graduated from Hackettstown High School in Hackettstown, NJ., and received a B.F.A. Degree from Concord College, Athens, West Virginia. Later, he attained certification and an M. D. Degree in Art Education from Kutztown State College in Kutztown, PA.

As an artist, Mr. Shemonsky specializes in textiles; he especially enjoys weaving. In addition, he is also very interested in architecture and interior design.





(Retired 2005)




Mr. Joel Jacobson graduated from Philipsburg-Osceola High School, Philipsburg, PA. and went on to attain an Associate Degree in Architectural Technology. In addition, he received a B. S. in Art Education and an M. S. Degree in Art Education from Kutztown University. Recently, he has studied computer graphics at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.

Mr. Jacobson enjoys doing the restoration of his historic log house, barn and outbuildings. He also enjoys painting anything that relates to nature or farms. His most relaxing moments are spent fishing for trout in a mountain stream.

Mr. Brent Windsor attended William Allen High School, Allentown, PA. and obtained a B. S. degree in Art Education and an M. D. Degree in Art Education from Kutztown University. Mr. Windsor taught 16 and a half years in the Allentown School District (Trexler Middle School and Harrison Morton Middle School), and taught in Parkland School District at Springhouse Junior High School. He presently teaches at Parkland High School.

Mr. Windsor has also been the assistant varsity coach for Allen High School's softball team and Parkland's assistant varsity coach. As an artist, Mr. Windsor enjoys working with pencil, pen and ink, and watercolor.

(Retired 2011)

(Retired 2007)
Mr. Raymond Thorne has been teaching in the Parkland School District for over 30 years. He has a Bachelors Degree in Art Education from Kutztown University and a Master's Degree in Education, also from Kutztown University.

Presently, Mr. Thorne teaches the photography and computer graphics at Parkland High School. The art media that he enjoys most is any type of photography - straight printing, manipulative, old techniques, and computer images.

Mrs. Monica Danner is presently teaching at Parkland High School. She has a Bachelors Degree in Art Education from Kutztown University. Prior to teaching at Parkland High School, Mrs. Danner taught one year at Nazarath High School, and a second year at Weatherly School District.

Currently, Mrs. Danner is the assistant varsity field hockey coach. She also enjoys teaching ceramics and traditional crafts.

A native of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Linda LaDue graduated from William Allen High School and went on to pursue her "passion" at Tyler School of Art with a B.F.A. Degree in Graphic Design and Illustration.

After graduation from Tyler, Linda started her career as a self-employed professional artist and illustrator, producing commisioned work including painting and murals. Later, Linda was employed by Musselman Advertising, Inc. as creative director.

Linda's teaching career starts as adjunct professor at Northampton Community College teaching illustration, computer graphics, and photography.

At Parkland high School Linda's area of expertise is beginning and advanced painting and drawing.

Christopher Barrett Jr. is Parkland High School's specialist in technology. His responsibilities include beginning as well as advanced levels of photography, both chemical/film and digital, computer graphics, and computer animation.

Mr. Barrett received is A.S. Degree from the Art Institute of Philadelphia with a major in technical and fine art photography. With a studio concentration in photography, Mr. Barrett received his B.S. in Art Education from Kutztown University.

His background includes equipment manager at the Art Institute, volunteer assistant to Mimi Janosy, photographer, printer/scanner for the Digital Output Center and summer counselor for Hunderdon Developmental Center.

Mr. Barrett received recognition for "Best of Show", "Achievement Award", and "Best of Quarter" at the Art Institute of Philadelphia. He has also participated in group exhibitions at the South Bethlehem Artchitecture Competition in Bethlehem, PA, Pearl Restaurant in Somers Point, NJ, and at the Balance Gallery in Philadelphia.

Kaye Coval is a Kutztown University graduate who recieved her B.A. Bachelor of Science in Art Education. She then went on to pursue a Masters in Education, MED. with a focus on Art Education.

She is currently a Drawing and Computer Art educator at Parkland High School. Her teaching carrer prior to Parkland High School starts at Blue Mountain High School. After that she taught at Nazareth High School and finally at Jaindl Elementary School in the Parkland School District.

She has coordinated the Eagle Nest Gallery at Nazareth High School and the Fine Arts Festival, and is a coordinator for Artists in Residence.


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