Olivia Hanna: Grade 8
Mrs. Jennifer Demopoulos, a teacher at Buckley for 25 years, has an exciting life both inside and outside of the classroom. Her career at Buckley consists of both music, the arts, and teaching. Here at Buckley, she has been a pre-K assistant, Kindergarten assistant, director of The Nutcracker for eight consecutive years, dance teacher for the seventh and eighth grades, and art teacher for grades one through eight.
Mrs. Demopoulos first took an interest in art during high school and became inspired by her teacher to pursue teaching art. She then majored in art education in college. Mrs. Demopoulos also enjoys the arts outside of school as well.
“I have been singing and dancing since I was a little girl,” said Mrs. Demopoulos. In her free time, she takes multiple dance classes and participates in community theater. She also practices different styles of dance at the American Theater Dance Company.
In the past two years, she has performed in six shows. Some performances she participated in include: Guys and Dolls, Young Frankenstein, 42 Street, and the newest, Sister Act.
Mrs. Demopoulos has always had a passion for the arts and has danced for over 12 years, practicing from Long Island to New York City. She has taken multiple dance classes, with famous dancers such as Mia Michaels, a multiple Emmy winner for her choreography on “So You Think You Can Dance” and a former Rockette, as well as Frank Hatchett, a choreographer from the Broadway Dance Center.
Overall, Ms. Demopoulos loves the arts, and she makes them an integral part of both her school life and her performing life.