Stephanie McCoy inherited her love of art from her grandfather. She began taking photographs at a young age after he passed away and she was given all of his photography equipment. As a proud Eastern Shore native, she graduated from Salisbury University with a bachelor's degree in Art-Visual Communication. She later earned her Master's degree in School Guidance and Counseling from Wilmington University. Stephanie spent the first ten years of her career as a fine arts teacher at Parkside High School where she taught everything from Art 1 to Honors Art and Photography. A self-proclaimed tech nerd and lover of all things digital, she is excited to be in her 3rd year teaching Interactive Media at Wicomico High School.
Away from teaching, Steph loves spending time with her husband, three kids, and dog Molly. She enjoys going to the beach, walking trails, and spending time outdoors.
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"Every person has a different creative genius. I love helping my students find their artistic voice and watching them advance in their studies and skills.”
Maria Cook is new to the CTE program but has been teaching art in Wicomico County for nineteen years. She earned her AA in Commercial Art from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, her BA in Art from Salisbury University, and her MAT in Art from the University of MD, Eastern Shore. Before teaching, she worked as a free-lance commercial artist and illustrator. In 1999 she began her career as an art teacher in Wicomico County. She started and published a regional magazine called Delmarva Youth (and Family) Magazine in 2004 while teaching. The magazine’s core mission was to highlight the accomplishments of Delmarva's youth. The magazine which ran seven years, featured stories of young people as well as informative articles, upcoming events and resources for families. She wore many hats as publisher including writer, editor, photographer, researcher, layout and ad designer, web designer, distributor, public relations director, marketer, event planner, and business manager. During this time, she worked closely with the community and many in the community were integral to the magazine’s overall success.
Also a teacher at James M. Bennett, she thrives on encouraging her students and finding opportunities to highlight their work through social media, class websites and other platforms. In addition to loving all things computer, she spends time with her husband, visits her children in Florida, travels as much as possible, and takes part in a number of both creative and outdoor pursuits.
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“I can't wait to teach and share my passion for computers and design with my students this year. Students will work with some immensely creative software to produce amazing work. In person or online, we are going to have a wonderful year!"
We invite Delmarva businesses and organizations to contact us with regard to projects and opportunities for our communications and interactive media students. Our students are amazing and we look forward to helping them work with you to achieve your digital design goals. Our mission is to see our students grow in the design field while partnering with you the community. Together, we will do some amazing things!