Nicole Mentjes


I started teaching art in 2000 and have been the 9-12th grade art teacher in Pine Island since 2003.  I was a museum education curator for five years before I began teaching.  I am originally from Albert Lea, Minnesota and now live in Pine Island with my husband and two children.  I love to paint and work with clay on the potter's wheel in my spare time.  Nature and being outdoors are my biggest inspirations.
I have a B.A. in Studio Art and in Art History from Gustavus Adolphus College.  I received my M.A. in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and my M.A.T. in Art Education from Mankato State University.  I am licensed in K-12 visual arts.
Inspiring students to find their creativity and to express themselves visually is a goal I strive for each day.

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