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Visual Arts Teacher
This is me!

THIS IS ME! I am Preston Peterson.

     In anticipation of my first year at North Community High School, I have been preparing a “bussin” year as the Visual Arts Teacher for 2018-2019. I will be teaching Painting 1, Drawing 1&2, Art Design and AP Art. The opportunity to be working with a highly supportive staff and especially with a uniquely talented student body will prove to be memorable. This will be my 4th year of teaching Visual Arts in the district, having the last 3 yrs. at Metro St. Joe’s - residential. I have a passion for Art and sharing the freedom of expression through various mediums and styles within the context of Art History.

     I grew up in a small dairy community in Rice Lake, Wisconsin where I appreciated a country life based around living from the land and working hard in the fields. I finished High School there and went to earn my Bachelors of Fine Arts in Ceramics and Painting-Drawing with a minor in Art History at UW-Milwaukee. I pursued two of my spiritual dreams in being a part of two church teams as a missionary for the gospel in both near my hometown and my father’s hometown. My faith walk has helped shape my direction and character that taught me a lot about life. After working some side jobs to provide for my family like: 2 newspaper routes, telemarketing, UPS and FedEx route drivers, I was able to pursue a combined Masters of Instruction and MN teaching licensure degree from St. Mary's University (Mpls). I have had a plethora of experiences from life, and in those 3 yrs. teaching within MPS.

     My wife Claudia and I have been married since 2012. We have an adorable little boy, Princeton (Prince). We enjoy thrifting and antiquing. I am also passionate about my own artistry and have been building my portfolio for future gallery shows. My professional website is When not teaching art, I am teaching at my local church fellowship while studying Judeo-Christian theology.


document AP Studio Art   --  Syllabus
document Drawing 1   --  Syllabus
document Painting 1   --  Syllabus