Davis Studio Executive Director
Teresa has worked for over thirty years with children from preschool to high school, supporting creativity through both visual and theater arts. She has several years of experience as an elementary classroom teacher and an art instructor. Prior to opening Davis Studio, Teresa taught second and third grade in Pasadena, California. She was also a preschool teacher and director in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has traveled extensively and spent a year teaching children in Amman, Jordan. Teresa founded Davis Studio in 2003 and loves being surrounded with the energy and creativity of all of our amazing students.
1, 2, 3 Lead Teacher
Lisa has dedicated her life to making a difference in the lives of children. She wants them to “have a happy heart,” and to see the whole world as their classroom. She supports children’s curiosity about the world around them. She strives to establish a fun and creative classroom where children can be academically challenged and intrinsically motivated. She enjoys supporting her students to become engaged and confident life-long learners. Lisa has previously taught students in grades 1 – 5, first in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, and then in the Winooski and Burlington School Districts. She is very excited to be part of the Davis Community School! She brings learning to life in ways that are meaningful to her students including through experiences such as theater performances, field trips and outdoor education. She values community connections and frequently invites visitors from various professions and walks of life into her classroom to speak to her students, including engineers, scientists, mathematicians, artists and athletes. Lisa feels it is important to work closely with parents because together, as a team, so much can be accomplished. She is an avid reader and loves running, biking and hiking because exercise is good for the mind, body and soul. She’s especially passionate about engaging students in the arts and theater which encourages children to express themselves in a unique and creative way.
Catherine is excited to be a part of the new Davis Community School, which daughters Clementine and Anya attend. She grew up in Maine, and has lived in Los Angeles, New York, and Italy. Catherine has taught French, Latin, English, and History at independent high schools for over 15 years, and currently teaches English and History to homeschooling students for Oak Meadow. She enjoys teaching French to her young students especially when focusing on playing, singing and the joy of speaking such a beautiful language.
Renée, a native Vermonter, received her BA in History from Johnson State College. As a life-long lover of museums and the arts, Renee has spent nearly two decades as an educator; with a focus on art-making and program development for youth and families. Renée believes that the arts and PLAY are essential to all and loves sharing those ideas with others. In addition to her love of art, Renée is an accomplished photographer and loves travel, organizing, technology and experiencing her next adventure. She knows a little bit about a lot of different things which is why you will see her tackling a variety of tasks at Davis Studio.
Randal studied music at Oberlin College and McGill University where he holds a degree in piano performance. He has performed on piano and accordion with professional symphony orchestras, major international theater companies, chamber groups, and touring jazz ensembles. As a music educator and theater director, he has worked for the Flynn, Vermont Stage Company, St. Michael’s Playhouse, Lost Nation Theater and the University of Vermont. Randal currently teaches piano at his private studio and is happy to be part of the Davis Community School.
Davis Studio Office Manager
Zoe Bishop received her B.F.A. in Studio Arts from Northern Vermont University-Johnson where she focused on Painting and Sculpture. She has shown locally both on her own and with the Howard Center Arts Collective. She finds great joy and satisfaction in anything creative whether it be cooking, dancing, or painting. She comes to the Davis studio with many years of experience in the Hospitality, Medical, and Human Services fields, and is excited to be surrounded by fellow artists both young and not so young. She currently works out of her home studio where her sole mission is to leave beautiful things behind.