Josie Cotton

Josie joins us after her time as art teacher and pre-k teacher at Middle Way School in Saugerties, NY. She graduated from Bard College with a degree in Studio Arts, her core concentration being on sculptural ceramics and abstract expressionism. She began combining her love for art making with her passion for teaching while participating in a number of community engagement organizations for newly immigrated students, and after graduating she led art workshops with pods of elementary students around Dutchess County. She also led a summer camp group at Sheepscot Valley Children’s House in Wiscasset, Maine, before starting at Columbus, and was inspired to enter education growing up with two parents who are teachers!