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    Teacher: Mrs. J. Oplinger

    I attended Kutztown University of Pennsylvania where I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Art Education and my Master of Education in Art Education.  I have been teaching in the East Stroudsburg Area School District in 1986, and moved to Resica in 1994 when the building opened.

    My favorite thing about Resica is the CREATIVITY and the LOVE of ART!!!! The staff at Resica is creative, excited about how art helps children learn and are always willing to enter a “new frontier” of learning through the arts! I enjoy working with teachers on arts integrated units of study.  I think that I have the BEST student artists in the district!!!  As an art teacher, I hope that my students understand how important ART is to their life, that art is all around them, that personal fulfillment can be gained through experiences in the arts, and the importance of developing an awareness of art in society.

    When I am not teaching, I enjoy doing black and white photography, gardening, running, volunteering in my son’s Boy Scout troop, and doing interior design. I love the beach and the great outdoors. I am a NASCAR fan, and a Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs fan.