Blevins Middle School

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Mrs. Dena Tompsett-Hartmann

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About Me
Educational; Background & Experience:: 

Bachelors of Science in Art: Nebraska Wesleyan University

Masters of Art Education: University of Northern Colorado

I taught 4 years at Scottsbluff Junior High in Scottsbluff,  Nebraska, 3 years at Wellington Junior High School, 4 years at Shepardson Elementary, 21 years at Blevins Junior High and now Blevins Middle School.  

Favorite Part About Teaching:: 

I love seeing students grasp a concept and take it to the next level.  To have them fully understand how an element or principle of design can help them  develop their work is the main concept that I strive for.  Once that is achieved, the next level of art is even more exciting, to have them pour their true being into their art is what every art teacher desires.

Interests & Hobbies Outside of School:: 

I love to create art!  Jewelry, painting and drawing are at present my main focus.  I also love bike riding and traveling two things that I often do together!!

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Courses Currently Teaching at Blevins:: 

Currently I teach, Art 1, Art 2, Jewelry, 6th grade art.

I have also taught Crafts, Pottery and Sculpture, among other various subjects over the years.

About Me:: 

Nebraska native I moved to Colorado in 1988.  With strong roots from the mid-west, I love my Colorado home.  I have two wonderfully talented, kind and caring girls, Kelsey and Haley.  My husband, Tom is a Structural Engineer working in Denver and also has strong roots from the mid-west, Chicago area.  We have a adorable little dog named Winter. I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Art from Nebraska Weselyan University in Lincoln Nebraska.  My masters degree in Art Education comes from University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.  I began teaching in Poudre School District in 1991.  I've been at three different schools including Wellington, Shepardson and Blevins and subbing at the high schools.