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Jesse Bender
Co -Department Leader
Nadia Bieber
Co -Department Leader


Our mission is to create and maintain an educational environment that is safe, empowering, and abounding in opportunities for students to express themselves through their artwork. We strive to foster an environment that establishes creative thinkers who understand how to incorporate the arts into every aspect of their lives, community, and futures!

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Jesse Bender

Jesse Bender has been teaching in the district since 2010.  Graduating from SUNY Potsdam in 2005 and SUNY Oswego in 2007, Jesse has a strong background in graphic design which he brings to his New Media classes everyday.  Since starting in 2010 Jesse has added member to his family at a somewhat alarming rate.  Married in 2011, a dog in 2013, a little girl in 2015 and now a little boy in 2017.  Jesse couldn't be happier with his lot in life.

Annette McMahon

Annette McMahon has been teaching art in Cortland for 20 years.  In 1991 she graduated from SUNY Cortland with a Bachelors degree in Studio Art with a concentration in sculpture and a minor in Art History. In 1996 she received her teaching certification from Elmira College. And in 2002, she obtained her Masters degree in Art Education from Syracuse University.    





Mr. Michael J. Hoose, Superintendent

1 Valley View Drive
Cortland, NY 13045

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