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Shannon Carey

Shannon Carey is the Founder & Lead Educator at Three Roots Education in Ridgefield, CT. Three Roots Education is a Sustainable Art & Garden Education Center focused on providing workshop style lessons to all ages of students.


Shannon also serves as a BFA Admissions Director for Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Shannon loves being able to travel Connecticut & Massachusetts recruiting furutre art, and art education students. If you would like to arrange for a vist from Lesley University's College of Art & Design, please reach out. Visits include portfolio reviews, portfolio creation tips, and a breif introduction to Lesley University. 


Shannon graduated with a BFA in Art Education from Belmont University in Nashville, TN, and holds a valid K-12 Art Teaching Certification with the State of TN. In her classroom, Shannon focuses on bringing students lessons which engage and emphasize process based art making, and choice based learning.


During University Shannon spent two years interning & working as staff with Cheekwood Museum of Art & Botanical Gardens in Nashville TN, in their Public Programs Department. Also while in university Shannon served as the NAEA Preservice Division Southeast Regional Lead. However, presenting at the 2017 NAEA Student Round Tables tops her list as her proudest collegiate accomplishment. These experiences, coupled with student teaching experiences inspired Shannon to open Three Roots Education & join a BFA recruitment team. 


Please reach out with any questions regarding past and current research on sustainable art education. 

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