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Polly Parkinson is particularly interested in the pairing of images and words, although she is also available for projects that are sole- ly visual or literary. She especially enjoys teaching children’s poet- ry classes, and can work with your core curriculum require- ments. One particular interest is in using watercolor pencil botani- cal illustration paired with personal essays and poetry. She is fa- miliar with a number of book-making techniques that can be used for students to write, illustrate and produce their own small books.
Polly has a master’s degree from Skidmore College in New York, focusing on literature of loss, literature of place, and illustrated literature. She is currently completing a STEM certificate through Emporia State University in Kansas, focusing on cross-discipline learning, and student-directed inquiry. She taught art for several years at Bonneville Elementary, has done art workshops for Row- land Hall-St. Marks, and currently teaches second grade at Carden Memorial. Her work has been published in Salt Lake City magazine, Sunset magazine, and the Journal of Graduate Lib- eral Studies (published by Dartmouth, Georgetown, Rollins, et. al.). She has exhibited her art locally and in Montana and New York.
Polly savors the originality of each individual child, and enjoys teaching students techniques that will help them express