Education: New faculty at Salisbury Academy
New faculty additions to Salisbury Academy for the 2009-2010 school year are:
– Cara Reische, art teacher for first through fourth grades. Reische attended the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem and then spent a year in Sardegna, Italy, as an exchange student, where she learned about the passion that fueled Italian artists. Italy became a second home for her when she became immersed in the culture and fluent in a new language.
Reische earned her bachelor of fine arts degree at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). When she graduated, she had a reputation as a portrait artist and a large enough clientele to open her own studio as a free-lance artist.
She works primarily with oils and pastels. Reische lives in Spencer with her husband, Jon Palmer, and their daughter Camille, a Salisbury Academy kindergartener.
– Katie Temple, art teacher for fifth through eighth grades. Temple and her husband, Dowd, have two children and have lived in Salisbury for 10 years.
Temple attended the Lamar Dodd College of Art at the University of Georgia and studied abroad in Cortona, Italy. She received a bachelor of fine arts in art history with a minor in painting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
After attaining her degree, she worked as facilities manager at Spirit Square Center for Arts & Education in Charlotte. She has worked as an art educator (grades K-12) for four years.
– David Bloom will teach seventh- and eighth-grade history and assist with seventh- and eighth-grade math classes. Bloom recently graduated cum laude from Catawba College where he earned a bachelor of arts in social studies with a minor in secondary education. He was a four-year starter on the Catawba men’s soccer team and was chosen to be captain of the team. He will also coach soccer and basketball in addition to his teaching duties.
– Angela Robbins will teach music to all grades, junior kindergarten through eighth. She has taught private and semi-private piano lessons through the Catawba College Community Music Program and has worked with students in a variety of ways at First Baptist Church.
Robbins graduated summa cum laude from Meredith College with a bachelor of music degree and earned a master of music degree at UNC-Greensboro. She has been a supporting member of the Salisbury Academy family.