Art Teachers

Jessica Fetko
K-12 Art
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Jessica Fetko is a multimedia artist, specializing in fabric, watercolor, and water media. She makes clothing and wall hangings, alters clothing, and paints! Born in the cold sparkles of a snowstorm in Cleveland, Ohio, Jessica has always relished the beauty around her, and often incorporates natural and reuse materials. Her mother was the first artist to inspire her, gracefully “doodling” while on the phone, yet claiming not to be an artist.

Jessica truly believes that we are all artists, just waiting to come out of our shells. She has found a deep love in exposing young people to the joy and satisfaction that they can achieve through art-making, and of making for its own sake. She has created a haven for creative expression at Trillium. Jessica’s room is one of the most therapeutic spaces in the school, where students can exercise their creative minds, and rest their academic minds, reflecting on the role of art in their world, their role in the art world, or whatever they need to that day.

Greg Murphy                                                  Photo coming soon!
pre-K-5th & HS Music Teacher
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Originally from California, Greg attended California State University – East Bay, where he received a Bachelors degree in Sociology, while playing in the jazz band and symphonic band. After graduation, he began substitute teaching, and down the path to a career in Education. He moved to Portland to attend Concordia University, where he received a Masters degree in Education, with a focus in secondary Social Studies and Music.

For the past two years, Greg has worked as a Substitute Teacher for Portland Public Schools, the Beaverton School District, Clackamas Education Service Direct, and Mt Scott Learning Center. He has been a regular sub for Trillium and, needless to say, knows what makes us unique. He is very excited to join a community that he loves and respects, and to have found a permanent teaching position!