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Meet our Art Teacher: Mrs. Andrea Forster

Mrs. Forster is originally from Knox County (having attended and graduated from Fredericktown High School). She moved to Mount Vernon from Atlanta, Georgia where she was an Art Director and teacher at a private academy (k-8th grade). Mrs. Forster and her husband, Jason left Atlanta so she could take a teaching job at Mount Vernon Nazarene University where she teaches the upper division courses of History of Art I and II, History of Graphic Design, and Aesthetics, along with lower division courses of Art and the Human Identity, and Art in the Western World. She received her B.A. in Fine Art from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and her MFA in Art History from Ohio University.

She enjoys traveling, having visited Italy, Switzerland, England, Ireland, Whales,

Scotland, France, Belize, Mexico, Canada and the Dominican Republic and looks forward to traveling to San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Pictures: Andrea on the coast of Southern Wales & Kissing the Blarney Stone in Ireland.

Mrs. Forster loves to read and is an avid runner (mostly 5ks and 10ks; although she ran her first marathon a couple of years ago in Atlanta). You can sometimes find her painting en plein air (French for “painting out of doors”). Summer affords her the opportunity to garden-flowers and vegetables and is always planning extensive gardens made up of bell peppers, tomatoes, string beans and peas.

How long have you been teaching at STV?

This is my second year at St. Vincent.

What do you enjoy most about working at St. Vincent?

Getting to know and forming relationships with the students.

What was the first thing you bought with your own money?

A Ford Probe (sports car).

When you're not working, what do you do?

I like to go hiking, read and garden.

What is the best book you've ever read?

Jane Eyre

If you could go back in time, where would you go?

The Middle Ages

We would like to thank Mrs. Forster for participating in our Meet the Teacher feature!

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