Full-Time Faculty


Dorothy Johnson 


Dorthy Johnson is a graduate of SUC at New Paltz where she majored in Art Education and  minored in printmaking.  She obtained her MS in Studio Art from the College of New Rochelle.  Ms. Johnson has taught in the Eastchester school system since 1989 beginning at Waverly School.  She spent 17 years teaching art at the middle school.  In 2010 she began teaching in the high school where she advises the National Art Honor Society.

Ms. Johnson is a painter who works in oils.  Her on going painting series include themes of High Meadows (family property), memory and landscape in the National Parks. Currently she is working on a series of paintings focusing on her garden in Eastchester.  Ms. Johnson teaches Studio Art, Drawing and Painting and Advanced Studio at Eastchester High School.

Patrick Perry


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.

Rachel Sydlowski, Department Chair


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, 2004 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 Infinite Archive at the Morris-Jumel Mansion and Bronx Calling the 4th AIM Biennial at the Bronx Museum. She currently teaches Studio Art, Graphic Design, Advanced Placement Studio Art and Portfolio Preparation.

Matthew Robinson


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.


Part-Time Faculty


Alisa Beer

Michael Goldstein


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.

Colin Lidston


Colin Lidston graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2005 with a BFA in Illustration. In 2010, he earned an MFA in Painting from Indiana University. Before moving to New York, he taught courses in drawing, painting, illustration, and portfolio prep at the Park School in his native Baltimore. He worked as an elementary school art teacher for five years with Success Academy Charter Schools, while taking classes at CUNY Brooklyn College to earn his NYS teaching certificate. The 2017-2018 school year is his first year teaching at Eastchester High School.

Mr. Lidston’s studio practice consisted of drawing and oil painting until 2013, when he began work on a graphic novel. The first two chapters have been published serially by Paper Rocket Comics.