Dr. Lori Deal-Flynn, Ed.D.

St Stephens High School

I have taught Visual Arts for 25 years with Catawba County Schools, the last 19 at St. Stephens High School. I also taught at Catawba Valley Community College and Gardner-Webb University. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Arts Education from Lenoir-Rhyne College in 1992. I received my Masters of Arts in Arts Education from Winthrop University in 2000. In 2016 I graduated from Gardner-Webb University with a Educational Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction. I am also a National Board Certified Teacher. I love working with all my students in all aspects of Visual Arts.

Jana Farris

Bunker Hill High School

I am a graduate of Millersville University of Pennsylvania where I earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Art Education with a concentration in Drawing. During my time at MU, I was able to study abroad in Pont-Aven, France- the location of an avant-garde art movement (I studied Art History in Paul Gauguin’s apartment!!) through the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). I earned National Board certification (an advanced teacher credential) in 2009 and will be attempting to renew it this year.

Before joining the Bunker Hill family two years ago, I taught Introduction to Art, Ceramics, Crafts, Advanced Pottery, and Sculpture at Freedom High School for ten years (2002-2012); and 7th and 8th grade art at H.M. Arndt Middle School for four years (2012-2016). I currently teach Beginning Visual Design, Intermediate Art, Proficient Art, Advanced Art, AP Studio Art 2D, AP Studio Art 3D, Beginning Sculpture, and Intermediate Sculpture.

Jessi Van Eseltine

Balls Creek Elementary

I graduated from UNCC in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts and a minor in Art Education and a concentration in Photography. I earned a Master of Arts in Instructional Technology from Appalachian State University in 2016. I taught four years before moving to Balls Creek Elementary to continue teaching Elementary Art. Along with teaching, I have worked as a professional photographer. My focus as a photographer is Fine Art children and family portraits. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family, traveling and capturing my little boy as he explores the world around him.