My name is Emma Stevenson Cowan. I have a BFA and MS in Art and Design Education from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. After I graduated I began my career teaching at a public elementary school in Brooklyn. I also facilitated art focused in-home playgroups for infants and toddlers all over New York City. I moved to Philadelphia, to became the art teacher at a public charter high school specializing in the education of at-risk youth. Now, I work in Bethesda Maryland at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart where I have been the upper school studio art teacher as well as the yearbook and literary magazine advisor since 2013.

I also volunteer at Mary House DC, a Catholic charity serving homeless families. (Find out more about their amazing mission here.) I have pursued a life in education and community service ever since discovering my passion for teaching and serving others in high school. I now live in Silver Spring, Maryland with my husband, two children, and our black lab.


Published Work:

“emmateachesart.com: Making Me a Better Art Teacher Since 2010.”​ Maryland Art Education Association Gazzette, Spring/Summer 2015

“​The Art of Cross-Curricular: Supporting Art-Making in Other Classrooms
” ​MAEA 2015 Conference: Game Changers: Collaboration, Play, and the Search for New Ide​as, Centennial High School, Howard County, MD, October​ 2015.

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