Dawne Weaver

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."
John Muir
Dawne Weaver
Art Upper School

Excited by the promise of hands-on learning and emotional safety for my kindergartner, I visited the Co-op with my son after moving here from New York. I saw huge paper mache giraffes and 6th graders rehearsing an original performance characterizing water. I signed on. I’m still excited to be a part of the Co-op after nearly 20 years.

Over this time my Co-op role has evolved from parent, to Board member, to art teacher, to Auxiliary Programs Coordinator. In my latest role I design and oversee programs such the STEAM program, upper school electives and our Co-bots robotics team. Intrigued by the relationship of art to science, I provide experiences that open doors for the children discover connections and test their own ideas whether they are holding a paintbrush, a robot, or a 3D printer.

My educational background includes a B.A. in English Literature from University of Illinois, and a handful of programs in textile arts including Massachusetts College of Art, Haystack Mountain School of Arts and Crafts and Pacific Basin School of Textile Arts. I have worked as a textile designer and am happiest when creating something.