Jana Farris is a graduate of the Millersville University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a Bachelor of Science (BFA with teacher certification) with a concentration in Drawing. During her time at MU, she studied abroad in Pont-Aven, France- the location of an avant-garde art movement (She studied Art History in Paul Gauguin’s apartment!) through the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Jana earned National Board certification (an advanced teacher credential) in 2009 and renewed it in 2019. At the fall NC Art Education Association Conference in 2021, she was appointed the Youth Art Month Chair for the state of North Carolina.
Before joining the Bunker Hill family in 2016, Jana taught Introduction to Art, Ceramics, Crafts, Sculpture, and AP at Freedom High School (Burke Co.) for ten years; and 7th and 8th-grade art at H.M. Arndt Middle School for four years.
Since having children, Jana's artworks are deeply inspired by their creative minds and capturing family memories & moments through art.
Clubs and extracurricular activities allow students to develop leadership skills and find ways to contribute meaningfully to their community. Club advisors and sponsors often support these clubs with their own funds or through fundraising activities. To support our outstanding educators and the clubs they oversee, NSHSS is giving ten (10) high school educators a $500 grant to help provide additional opportunities to their student clubs.