Susan (Sue) Perry joined the Institute art education department in September of 2014. Sue attended Purdue University with Bachelors degrees in Fine Arts (painting in oil and watercolor) and Art Education along with a Masters in Art Education with over 30 additional credits beyond. She brings with her the passion, knowledge and hands-on experience of teaching art for thirty-two years in grades K-college. Her work was primarily located in and around Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. During this time, Sue collaborated with the university, galleries, museums and the local community organizations providing classes and student exhibitions inside and outside of her schools.
Bringing in artists and illustrators to the school was especially rewarding for her. Sue made it a priority to tie her instruction to the national art standards but also featured alignment to Common Core Standards in various units where students could see the relevancy of art to math, science or writing skills. She collaborated with classroom teachers in many grants affording them the opportunities for special projects and experiences with their students. She gained insight from working on local and state level boards advocating for the visual arts. She also spent a year working at a private boarding high school in northern Indiana. Sue is looking forward to teaching art education methods courses and is currently supervising student teachers in art education at NHIA. Since joining our staff, she has gained positions on The New Hampshire Art Education Association board and the Institute of Higher Education network board.