Arts Faculty

Arts Faculty

Emily Anderson
Emily Anderson
Teacher, Great Oaks

Emily Anderson is a graduate from Miami University and the Art Academy of Cincinnati.  She is certified to teach art grades K-12.  Mrs. Anderson formally taught visual art in the Norwood City School district where she spent eights years in the elementary and 2 years at the high school.  This is her second year at Mariemont Junior High School teaching Digital Art.

Degree(s):

  • Bachelors of Arts in Art Education, Miami University 1999
  • Masters of Arts in Art Education, Cincinnati Art Academy 2005
Jimmy Galloway
Jimmy Galloway
Band Director
Ann Hobart
Ann Hobart
Teacher, Art
Ms. Hobart is a graduate of Miami University with a bachelor degree and master degree in Art Education. She is certified to teach grades K through 12. Ms. Hobart formally taught art at Heritage Elementary School in Lakota School District, and studied painting under Cincinnati artist, Roland Huston.

Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Art Education, Miami University;Master of Arts in Art Education, Miami University
Annie Hobson
Annie Hobson
Teacher, General Music (K-4) & Chorus (5-6)
Miss Hobson graduated from Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education in 2014.  As a vocalist, she has performed all around the city with groups like The Cincinnati Ballet, The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and The Cincinnati Pops at places like Music Hall, The Aronoff Center, and Riverbend Music Center.  Additionally, she's an instrumentalist and loves to teach and play all of the wind, string, and percussion instruments.  But, her favorites are the ukulele and the clarinet.  Miss Hobson teaches elementary general music class, conducts the 5th and 6th Grade Chorus, directs the sixth grade musical, and teaches dance, theatre, and American Sign Language as part of our Warriors Beyond program.

Expertise Area: General Music, Choral Music, Instrumental Music, Theatre, Dance

Year started: 2015

Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Xavier University
Shelley Komrska
Shelley Komrska
Teacher, Art
Shelley Komrska is a visual arts teacher at Mariemont Elementary School and Mariemont Junior High School. She has a  bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan, and a master's degree from Miami University. She is the author of Know it by Art: Ohio, a curriculum guide which teaches the history and culture of our region through lessons on art, artifacts and architecture. She was named Outstanding Art Teacher for the southwest region of the Ohio Art Education Association, and has led professional development courses for the OAEA, as well as the Mayerson Academy (CPS) and several area universities. She enjoys bringing creativity to life in the classroom with her students.

Expertise Area: Visual Art

Year started: 1997

Degrees: Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Michigan 1991;Master of Arts in Art Education, Miami University, 1997

Publications: Know it by Art: Ohio
Melissa Marker
Melissa Marker
Teacher, Art
Graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a BFA in Art Education and a minor in art for special education. Certified to teach grades K through 12. Employed with the Mariemont School district since 1980. Art lessons have been published in School Arts Magazine. Teach enrichment classes with local establishments such as The Barn in Mariemont. Continue personal achievements by taking workshops and art classes during the summer.

Expertise Area: art education

Year started: 1980

Degrees: BFA in art education from University of Cincinnati DAAP

Experience: Taught at Children's Home of Cincinnati Emplyed 31 years at Mariemont Schools
Sarah McEvoy
Sarah McEvoy
Orchestra Teacher
Liz McGahey
Liz McGahey
Choral Director
Mrs. McGahey loves teaching choir in grades 5 -12 at all four of the Mariemont schools.  She is beginning her 13th year in the district and also directs Showstoppers, our high school pop a cappella group, as well as the high school musical in the spring.  I addition to teaching choir every day she loves to cook and design and play with her 3 beautiful children.  Mrs. McGahey loves sharing her love of music with kids everyday.
Expertise Area: Vocal Music, Choir, Theater

Year started: 2004

Degrees: Master of Music in Performance (Opera), University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music;Batchelor of Music in Education, University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music

Awards: Master Teacher;Orff Level 2 Certified

Experience: Mariemont City Schools, Choral Director
Faith Mott
Faith Mott
Teacher, General Music
Expertise Area: General Music, Piano

Year started: 2011

Degrees: Bachelor of Music Education from Ohio Northern University

Experience: Mariemont City Schools
Ashley Scribner
Ashley Scribner
Teacher, Art
Ashley Scribner started working at Mariemont High School in 2018.  She holds a BFA from Xavier University, a minor in professions education, as well as a MEd from Xavier in Montessori Education.  She taught in the Milford school district for 13 years, as well as private lessons in NYC.  

Ashley is also very dedicated to her personal artwork where she has shown work in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and around Cincinnati. She continues to pursue this currently selling photography in local shows. She and her husband also wrote and illustrated a children’s book “Findlay: A Cincinnati Pig Tale”.
Jane Spooner
Teacher, Art
Kelsey Thueneman
Teacher, Art
Mrs. Thueneman has been teaching around the country since 2013. In 2012 she graduated from the DAAP program at the University of Cincinnati with a BFA and a few years later received a Gifted Endorsement from the same University. Mrs. Thueneman owns a small business creating custom paintings, and in her free time you can find her creating in her studio in Milford. She is a huge art history aficionado, and is often caught reading old art history textbooks for fun. In 2012 she won a scholarship award to travel for for three months in Italy to continue studying the art processes and the country’s rich history. She started teaching at Mariemont High School in 2019 after teaching art in elementary schools in Texas, Tennessee, and Kentucky.