Allison Frobey, Art
If I wasn’t an art teacher I would probably want to be a PE teacher, so teaching is clearly what I love to do. Outside of the classroom I live a very active lifestyle. I love to run, bike, and play soccer, broomball, and pickleball! I also love to travel, especially if a beach or historic site is involved. And, of course, making art and teaching art helps keep my hands busy too! Having lots of people around is also very important to me and makes me feel happy and at home. I come from a very large close knit family, but they are all far away, so I have to give a shout out to my friends and co-workers who have come to mean so much to me! However, my students are the best part of the whole crazy deal! There is never a dull moment when you are working with children, and the fact that I get to teach all of them across all age groups is awesome! They are entertaining, inspiring, vivacious, and certainly keep me on my toes. Watching them grow artistically and helping them turn into good people is such a rewarding experience. I don’t have any kiddos of my own and I always say “It’s okay because I get to be with 100s of them everyday!”
My Education and Professional Background:
I grew up in Connecticut and graduated from Newtown High School in 2003. Plymouth State University brought me to New Hampshire where I studied Art Education and graduated in 2007 with a specialization in Art History. I did all my student teaching a little bit further north at Bethlehem Elementary School and Profile Middle/High School.
I then took a few years off from school to travel, snowboard, and enjoy this wonderful mountainous area I have come to call home! I was very lucky that the art teacher position at Lin-wood Public School opened up just as I was itching to get back into the classroom… and that brings us to the present! I have been teaching at Linwood for more than a decade and I love it here!