Full-Time Faculty

 

Aisling O'Hanlon 

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Aisling O’Hanlon graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art History Studies from John Moore’s University, Liverpool England. She received a Post Graduate Certificate in Art Education from Manchester Metropolitan University England in 2001 and taught Art in Woodchurch Secondary School, Wirral England until 2006. She earned her Master’s in Art Education from the City University of New York in 2011.

She was the Art Department chair at Frederick Douglass Academy III in the Bronx where she taught Studio Art, Painting and Drawing, a Regents Arts course and developed the Visual Art Curriculum for grades 6-12. 

She has also worked for Debbie Katz Productions as an artist for the production of the show “The Glow” and has instructed painting and carving classes for children and young adults at the Norwalk Aquarium in Connecticut.  Aisling teaches Studio Art, Painting and Drawing and Adaptive Art.

Email: AOHanlon@Eastchester.k12.ny.us


Patrick Perry

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Patrick Perry received a Diploma in Fine Craft in the Jewelry/Metal Arts Department of the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in 1997. He majored in Sculpture/Installation at the Ontario College of Art and Design. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1999 and his Bachelor of Education from the University of New Brunswick in 2000.  In 2006 he graduated from the Maine College of Art with a Master in Fine Arts. He is currently working on a Master of Art with a concentration in Photography at Lehman College in the Bronx.

He has worked as an Exhibition Designer, Exhibition Coordinator, and Art College Instructor.  He has served on the Board of the New Brunswick Crafts Council and was Vice-President of Gallery Connexion, a Canadian artist-run-center.  He has participated in a number of group and solo exhibitions in New Brunswick, Ontairo, Maine, Massachusetts and New York.  Patrick teaches Studio Art, Photography, Metal Arts, Sculpture and 3D Design at Eastchester High School.

Email: Pperry@Eastchester.k12.ny.us


Morgan de Rahm

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Morgan Hughes de Rham earned a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Pratt Institute and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting with a minor in Art History from West Virginia University.  She received numerous grants and scholarships in the Arts. She also studied at a variety of institutions including the Museum School of Fine Arts at Tufts University, The Burren College of Art in Ireland and Penland School of Arts and Crafts in North Carolina.

Before joining Eastchester High School she taught public school in Manhattan and then later at a private school for accelerated learners. Morgan has presented philosophies on art education and cross curriculum design at the National Arts Education Association in New York City and New York State Art Teachers Association in Buffalo, NY.  Furthermore, Morgan held an assistant director position at a gallery in Chelsea and was an artist assistant to various artists in New York City. She has participated in a number of group and solo exhibitions in New York and the surrounding area. She currently teaches Studio Art and Adaptive Art courses. Her work can be viewed at www.morganhughesart.com and her teaching website is here at  https://sites.google.com/site/morganhughesteacher.

Email: MdeRham@Eastchester.k12.ny.us


Rachel Sydlowski, Department Chair

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Rachel Sydlowski earned a BFA from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1997.  She holds two master's degrees from the City University of New York -  a MA in Art Education from City College, 2007 and a MFA in Printmaking from Lehman College, 2015.

Curatorial projects include Intersecting Editions at The Castle Gallery, History of the Present at OSilas Gallery and
Infinite Archive: NYPL at the 115th Street Harry Belafonte Library. She is a Bronx Museum AIM alumni. Recent exhibitions include The Morris-Jumel Mansion, Bronx Calling the 4th AIM Biennial at the Bronx Museum and Castles in the Sky: Fantasy Architecture in Contemporary Art at Lehman College Art Gallery. She has been selected for the The Sunroom Project at Wave Hill in April of 2019.

Rachel currently teaches Studio Art, Graphic Design, Advanced Art, AP Studio Art and Portfolio Preparation.

Email: RSydlowski@Eastchester.k12.ny.us


Matthew Robinson

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Matthew Robinson studied painting and drawing at Central Connecticut State University and received honors and a departmental award. He had his first group show at the college titled "sustainable?" along side notable artists like Edward Burtynsky.

He received an Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in drawing and painting with Advanced Teaching Certificate in Art and Design Education from Pratt Institute in 2011. He has shown in galleries around Brooklyn and New York City.  He lives in Beacon, NY.  Matthew teaches Studio Art, Drawing and Painting and Global Crafts.

Email: MRobinson@Eastchester.k12.ny.us


 

Part-Time Faculty

 

Michael Goldstein

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Michael Goldstein earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cinema Studies from SUNY College at Cortland.  After a stint in the production world, he was hired by the New York City Department of Education in 1999 to develop, design, and implement a television production studio and curriculum for MS 72 Magnet School of Broadcast Journalism in Jamaica, Queens.  For the next four years he recruited and taught students the craft of media journalism and video production.

In the summer of 2003, he was hired as the media production specialist for the Eastchester School District.  While his initial responsibilities were to film and edit school district events, in the 2004 school year he was asked to teach a film & video elective which has evolved into  three levels of film studies and an annual student film festival.

Mr. Goldstein takes personal pride in the many students from his program that have gone on to study film and have achieved distinction in the film and television production industries.

Email: MGoldstein@Eastchester.k12.ny.us