Degrees and Certifications:

NCCU: License K-12 STETSON UNIVERSITY: Bachelors OF Fine Art & Minor in Art History

Mrs. Jackie Kennedy



Mrs. Kennedy

Welcome to Art Class!

My name is Jackie Kennedy and wanted to tell you a little about myself. I have over twenty-five years of teaching art education and I started teaching at Benson Middle in 2019. I was born in California, but lived in Florida just about all my life until moving here in 2004. While in Florida, I received my Associate's degree at Seminole Community College and during this time was contracted as a mural artist. I then went to Stetson University and received my Bachelor's in Fine Art and a Minor degree in Art History.  After graduation, I was hired by Seminole Community College as an adjunct art teacher and taught drawing and painting art classes. I also became the Gallery Curator for Stetson University until my husband's job brought us to NC. I have a wonderful husband, four grown children, and six grandchildren plus two dogs that keep me busy outside of school. I love North Carolina's wide range of nature, such as going camping in the mountains and seeing waterfalls, going to the beach and relaxing, and enjoying Plein Air painting along the many beautiful landscapes of NC. 

I look forward to teaching your students this year. Visual art is a standards-based course and will focus on the Elements of Art and Principles of Design. Students will study fine artwork from the past to the present and develop skills in observation, higher order thinking, problem solving, communication, and vocabulary. As students complete their semester, they will be able to look at works of art in a guided and logical way and know how to express themselves. Your student will use a variety of tools, materials, and methods as they apply this new knowledge to their own unique artwork.

Student's assignments will be posted in Google Classroom weekly and due the following week. The first day of the week when I see your students, I will project the assignment on the whiteboard from Google Classroom. Each assignment has a rubric with five criteria that will be graded. As I teach the assignment from Google Classroom, the class will follow the rubric and complete the written portion of the assignment that day. Students are expected to complete their assignments with the class.The remainder of the same week, students will work on the 5th criterion, which is their project/artwork related to the Element or Principle being taught. If a student is absent, they will have no problem completing the assignment and turning their work into Google Classroom on time.

Google Classroom is also a wonderful platform for parents to stay involved with their students' progress in art (provide me with your email address). Also, parents can follow their students' grades in ALL their classes by joining the Parent Portal for POWER SCHOOL (call the office and get an account). Please feel free to contact me anytime. My office hours are 8:20-9:15 and after school.


Jackie Kennedy  /  BMS 919-894-3889 Ext. 1425



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