Hello, my name is Ms. Suzie Buckrey,
I will substituting for Ms. Barnd this year. I have always worked in the art field: professional artist, commercial photography studio manager, print/digital graphic designer, and educator (USA, International).  I am a St. Paul native, but have traveled extensively and lived in various countries.
I received my BFA from the University of New Mexico and my MSED from the University of Wisconsin. I am certified as an IB DP instructor.
Being an artist/teacher gives me the depth and experience to prepare students for the challenges in their future. My classes will incorporate research, hands-on production,  investigation, experimentation, written reflections and verbal critiques.
My goal is for all students to feel free to explore creatively and learn how to intelligently discuss and communicate about art both visually and verbally.
 
I look forward to a wonderful year of creating art at Jordan. Please contact me if you have any questions.  sbuckrey@isd717.org
 
“We have only begun to invent what will be possible … Science has opened the door, but artistry and imagination will take us through it.”
—Paul Allen, Co-founder of Microsoft