Hello! My name is Wendy Anello. I teach K-5 visual arts at the Helen H. Hansen Elementary School and the South School. I frequently tell my students that I have the best job on the face of the Earth… and I mean it.
When I am not in the art room, I love spending time with my family. My husband and I will be celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary this summer. We have 2 very busy teenagers and a Boglen rescue named Ali. When the school year is over and everyone’s schedules slow down, we love to spend summers together at the beach. I enjoy creating art in my home studio. The mediums will frequently change. A few favorites are watercolor pencils, oils, and hand stamped jewelry.
I I grew up in the hills of Berkshire County and studied Fine Arts at Westfield State University. I am actively pursuing my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. The students love when I tell them I'm STILL in school and they think it's hysterical that I have homework. I like to remind them that learning never stops. I feel that is important for children to know.
My goal in the art room is to create a safe space where all children feel comfortable trying new mediums, taking artistic risks and learning through exploration and perseverance.