Degrees and Certifications:
Teacher, Art K-12 (Permanent Certificate), New York State School District Administrator (Permanent Certificate), New York State
Ms. Karen Crowley
Ms. Crowley earned her MFA in painting from Parsons School of Design and her BA from Cornell University as a College Scholar, having studied drawing, painting, photography and art history. Since completing her MFA, she continued studying drawing for over ten years at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture, in New York City. Ms. Crowley has also participated in numerous workshops at the International Center of Photography and the Maine Photographic Workshops as well as spending a summer abroad at the International School of Art, painting landscapes in Italy. Her paintings have been exhibited locally, at the Heckscher Museum; in New York City, at the Bowery Gallery, the National Academy of Design, New York University, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and in Italy, at the Galleria ISA. Ms. Crowley has also studied art education and educational administration at Queens College, CUNY, and art education theory, research, and practice at the doctoral level at Teachers College, Columbia University. She began her teaching career conducting museum art classes and outreach programs for elementary and middle school students at The Metropolitan Museum of Art before being hired to teach art and photography at Oyster Bay High School for over twenty years. Ms. Crowley currently teaches art to students enrolled at Vernon in grades 3-6, and serves as faculty advisor to the Vernon Art Club. Ms. Crowley also serves as a member of the NYS Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon Commission for The Arts.