JoAnna Matthes Paraprofessional

I have worked at the Salt Lake Arts Academy for 17 years! I have loved working with the many students that have attended school here.
Most of my time here has been working with students one on one or in small groups. That is always a satisfying way to work with students. I enjoy the enthusiasm and energy of young people and always learn something from them.
I also love to work with textiles and am lucky enough to teach a class in Textile Arts here at The Salt Lake Arts Academy. It is a fun creative way to learn new skills and hopefully spark an interest in textile arts in the future.
I have lived in Utah all of my life, with the exception of living in the Northern mountains of New Mexico for most of the summers of my youth. I spent the time exploring the out-of-doors on foot or on horseback. 
I am the mother of four children and the grandmother of nine children. They all help keep me young at heart.
As I stated before, I have loved working at the Salt Lake Arts Academy and hope to be here for several more years to come.