Coreysha Stone is an educator and artist exploring ecological systems-based education and expression. Coreysha received her Master of Arts in Teaching from Maine College of Art for K-12 Art Education and holds her Maine state teacher certification. She received her Associates Degree in Applied Science for Occupational Therapy and has provided early intervention/school-based services in both rural and urban settings. Coreysha’s Bachelor Degree is in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic, where she focused in fine art and natural sciences.
Coreysha has always felt a strong connection between art and the natural world, and has used those interests to self publish children’s books intended to develop appreciation of nature. Coreysha’s experience with children includes: early intervention, working in a Reggio Emilia inspired private pre-school, public preschool through high school classrooms, and preschool through middle school special education. Her art training encompasses many mediums including ceramics, weaving, sculpture, jewelry making, and painting. Coreysha feels excited to join Chewonki and to have the opportunity to collaborate with students and teachers to integrate meaningful visual arts programming within place based experiences.
I have known about Chewonki since I attended high school in Brooklyn New York. I was immediately inspired by this place and very aware that this was a program and a community I wanted to be a part of. Although I was not able to attend Chewonki as a high school junior, I continued to hear about Chewonki and settled locally with my family. Years passed and I was finally able to join this community in 2018 as the Elementary Middle School Visual Arts Specialist. Working here has always felt like coming home.