Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's of Fine Arts - Columbia College Chicago Master's of Art Education - Northern Vermont University
My name is Emily Coffrin and I am the art teacher at Thomas Fleming School. This is my third year teaching at Fleming. Prior to teaching art, I worked in the apparel industry as a technical designer. After working in fashion design, my career took a sharp turn and I stepped into the nonprofit sector supporting adults with autism and intellectual disabilities in finding and sustaining meaningful paid employment. These two paths inspired me to become an art teacher. I went back to school and received my master’s in art education. I value the arts and believe in the importance of nurturing creativity. My hope is that the only limit to your child’s dreams is their own imagination.
I'm excited to share that my husband and I are expecting our first child this October. I will be out on maternity leave from 9/21/2020-1/3/2021. Cassandra Gengras will be filling in during my maternity leave. She is a wonderful art teacher that has been in the Essex School District for three-plus years teaching art at Hiawatha. Please see the link on my page that will direct you to her site.