For More Information ….

Check out the VSA Mass Cool School Arts Program 

The COOL model creates classrooms where students and teachers have a Creative Outlook on Learning.  Through the arts students have a variety of ways to experience academic content, express what they know, and engage in learning.  The model engages students and teachers through the arts to transform schools into inclusive communities.

For More information on any VSA MA COOL School program contact Deborah Kronenberg.



Ellison Parks EES

Staff at the Dr. Catherine Ellison/Rosa Parks Early Education School are committed to helping all students achieve academic and social success. We prepare our students for educational success through an instructional focus on literacy, math, social studies, science, technology, physical education and music. We also focus on developing and strengthening the social and emotional health of our students through the Open Circle curriculum.


For More information please contact Natalie Ake

Kristine Biegel, Guest Artist

Kristine is a Maine based Artist and Owner of an art studio called The Creative Child and Adult Arts Program.  

She is very excited to travel to Mattapan on Mondays to work with the four classrooms (K-0 and K-1) on arts based projects designed to compliment and support academic learnings for the students.  


Kristine strongly believes that everyone can make great art and that arts enriches and strengthens all the skills needed to create life long learners.

Feel free to contact Kristine if you have any questions or thoughts.