Jen Joy Fox
Born and bred in Lancaster County, PA Jen Joy Fox has enjoyed a nineteen-year career as a secondary art educator teaching students fine art, graphic design, and photography with Cecil County Public Schools. She matriculated at Harrisburg Area Community College, earning an Associates of Visual Arts in Photography in 1992. Upon graduating she did a Pennsylvania State work-study teaching photography at a Harrisburg City summer camp through Girls, Inc. Moving to Baltimore in 1994, she was employed by the Maryland Institute, College of Art as the Photography Department Assistant Manager. She thoroughly enjoyed urban living, learning, and helping students create their photographic vision. She left MICA for Towson University and graduated Magna Cum Laude earning a Bachelors of Science in Art Education. She worked briefly for Nature Camps, Inc. and the Towson Community Art Center as an art camp counselor, substitute art teacher, and office assistant. Her first teaching experiences were as a contracted substitute teacher and long-term substitute for Baltimore County Public Schools.
Becoming an educator in the face of Colombine shootings while in college, World Trade Center bombings in the first year of teaching, and an ever changing global economy has its’ challenges. Graduating from Towson University in 2000, she was hired in 2001 for a Perryville High School photography and art teaching position in Cecil County Maryland. Currently she teaches at Elkton High, enjoys traveling, running 5k, 10k, and 13.1 races, biking, kayaking, photographing, crafting, and gardening as a Maryland Master Gardener. She has also been volunteering with the Cecil County Arts Council from 2011-2018. Teaching in the county at the top of the Chesapeake Bay, she feels blessed to share her photography passion with many amazing and wonderful students, whom have taught her a lot over the years. Cecil County Public Schools has also aided Ms. Fox to achieve National Board Teaching Certification in 2008 and renewal in 2017 in the area of Early Adolescent to Young Adult Art.
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