Demetra Messalores by Ning Ning Chen, World Language Teacher
Demetra Messalores was born in Athens, Greece and was raised in a small town in upstate New York. She received her bachelor degree in Fine Arts from the School of Art and Design at Alfred University in Alfred NY and her Masters in Fine Arts from San Jose State University. She has been teaching Fines Arts in a variety of disciplines including Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, and Photography for the past ten years, at various high schools in the Bay Area.
When she first moved to California, in addition to teaching, she volunteered at Creativity Explored in San Francisco and helped adults with developmental disabilities make Art. She was attracted to PCS's small class sizes and warm friendly community. The fact that it's blocks away from the beach was also very appealing for her.
In her free time, she enjoys being in nature, watching in awe as her newborn son grows, making art, practicing yoga, face timing family, singing, and writing songs with her husband. She often travels to Greece to visit family and relax on the islands. The Untethered Soul is one of her favorite books.
When she was in high school, she had an amazing Art teacher that inspired her to commit her life to Art and Art education. Things did not come effortlessly for her, but she worked hard and had a great deal of determination to become a teacher and create art. She can honestly say "I'm now living my dream". It's her intention to inspire her students to follow their passion no matter how scary or impossible it may seem.