About Steff Smelser

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  • 2023 Certified Art Therapist
  • 2021 Sixth year S.T.E.A.M.
  • Sacred Heart University
  • 2000 Masters in Art Education
    • Southern Connecticut State University
  • 1998 CT Certified 042 Art,
    • Pre-K through    Grade 12
  • 1998 Bachelors in Science
    • Towson University
    • Cum laude
    • Homeland Artist award

Continued Education Completed

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A blue and orange staircase in the corner of a room.

Art Exhibitions

  • Italy
  • New York City
  • Connecticut
  • All shows are furnished upon request*

S.T.E.A.M & Art Teaching Experience

  • 2021 To Current 
    • Nathan Hale school PreK-8  New Haven, CT
  • 2017-2021 
    • Quinnipiac STEM magnet school K-5 New Haven, CT
  • 2012-2017 S.T.E.A.M. Coordinator  
    • The Country school PreK-8 Madison, CT
  • 2012-2005 Artist in Residence 
    • The Country School, Madison,CT
    • PACCDS Preschool-5’s, NYC, NY
    • St Bernard’s School,  NYC, NY
    • PS.6 NYC, NY
  • 2004-1998 
    • High School In the Community
    • 9-12th grades New Haven, CT
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Mother, daughter, educator, visual art awareness activist-artist, art therapist, published curriculum writer, friend to many, boxer dog lover, and...