The ARTery Staff
ARTery teachers are creative, inspiring, and fun! They are certified educators as well as experienced visual artists. The teachers craft lessons that combine educational art concepts with artistic expression. Our instructors guide our students to create things they never knew they could. Children will focus on the process of creating art and explore a variety of art mediums. We believe that every child (and adult!) is an artist.
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression & knowledge." -Albert Einstein
Marisa & Brian Corry
Marisa is currently the PK-5 General Music Teacher and Choral Director at Richard L. Rice Elementary School in Marlton. She has been teaching for 10 years and performs as a pianist and vocalist. She is also an art enthusiast and loves to paint, draw, and craft. Brian is a professional musician and performer. He writes original music and can be seen performing in the area with his bands, Mums The Word and The Pitch Pines. Together, Brian and Marisa bring a passion for all things creative. It is our goal to provide a unique and magical space in our community for children and adults to express their inner creativity. We hope that the ARTery will continue to be an inspiring place for people to come together and create!
Cherry Hill based artist-teacher, Becky Tronco has worked at the Artery since it's inception! Her themed classes have been huge hits such as Wizarding 101 where she uses her love of Harry Potter to create a unique experience for kids of all ages. She graduated Rowan University with a Bachelor's in Art Education and minor in Art History in 2013. Becky continues to be a life-long learner by participating in yearly workshops and conferences as she strives to create new and interesting takes on various processes and styles! In addition, she currently works as the art teacher at Springville Elementary School in Mount Laurel.
Susanna Saluga Pannone
Susanna received her Bachelors of Science in Art Education from Kutztown University in 1985. Soon after, she was hired by the Pemberton School District. During her 34 years with the district, she has taught art to grades K - 8. Susanna also designed curriculum, instructed art in many after school and summer programs. She received the honor of Teacher of the year for her school in 2015. Susanna has instructed painting and private art lessons throughout the area for many years. She is a lifelong Medford resident and is so excited to continue her passion for teaching at the ARTery!
Michelle received her Bachelors in Elementary Education from Wilmington University and is certified as an art teacher in New Jersey. She’s had a love of visual arts her entire life and strongly believes that art is a valuable tool in helping students learn better in seemingly unrelated subjects. By infusing art into core content lessons, students have fun while becoming more engaged in what is being taught. Michelle has taught art in schools, camps, clubs, and has worked as a free-lance artist using various mediums. However, her favorite way to teach art is through art parties for all ages. She is very excited to be part of the ARTery team.