Lisa Fox Jackson Iowa – Loves Her Kids

Posted: April 16, 2015 in Teacher

Lisa Fox Jackson of Iowa is a transplanted Texan. She came to Colorado to attend school at Naropa University in Boulder and has been in the Rocky Mountain State ever since. After graduating with degrees in Visual Arts and Education she moved to Estes Park, a small tourist town that is the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Lisa Fox-Jackson Iowa

Lisa Fox-Jackson Iowa

Not long after arriving in Estes Park, she got a job as a teacher at Estes Park Elementary School, where she teaches the third grade. “I love my kids,” she says. “Most of them are eight and nine years old. That’s such a great age. You can see their personalities forming, but there is still a lot of shaping to do.” She says these ages are known as the age of Industry versus Inferiority. Kids are still learning how to relate to their peers, learning social rules, and evolving from free play to more structured relationships and interactions. “They have a more mature basis for choosing their friends, like shared interests.”

Lisa Fox Jackson of Iowa also teaches painting at the Art Center of Estes Park, a combination art gallery and art education facility that has been the center of the local arts community since 1987. She has been painting seriously since she was a teenager and gravitated toward the Art Center shortly after moving to town. “The mission of the Center is to promote the visual arts, and the artists in the area, by providing a facility and opportunities to show there work,” she says. “It’s an honor and a real privilege for me to be able to teach there.”


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