by Chris Mosby, News Sun reporter
CLEVELAND (January 31, 2013) It’s a common experience. Most of us go through it. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, about half of all school-aged children reported feeling bullied at some point in their academic career. About ten percent of those kids said they were tormented regularly.
I happened to catch a glimpse of Luka strolling down the hall on his way to lunch and his teacher, Mrs. Burton, with her intrepid watchfulness, several paces behind. Luka had been lucky enough to have another veteran teacher, Mrs. Garrett, last year for Kindergarten. That room had his teacher’s hand painted trees and sky and clouds on all the walls and window shades. And I was another lucky one, meeting them all last year when I was artist in residence at their school.
CLEVELAND (March 10, 2011) Local artists Colleen Clark, dancer, and Susan Weber, storyteller/musician have launched a new school assembly program, Dance! Tell! Celebrate Me! The performance for Kindergarten through sixth graders explores how we express ourselves through the arts as a way to celebrate our bodies, our minds and who we are inside.
The challenge and lament of kindergarten teachers the week before Christmas strikes a winsome chord in me as I wind down from a spate of arts residencies in far flung public schools. Ponder days disappeared from my date book mid Fall. Early excursions o’er gray interstates to small Ohio towns took my imagination elsewhere.
AKRON (July 24, 2010) Susan Weber joined teachers, librarians and other interested observers attending the 5th annual Akron Storytelling Festival hosted by the Akron Public Library July 23 and 24.
BEDFORD (April 10, 2010) Bedford’s new arts series, ‘Creative Kids & Coffee Moms,’ featured Susan Weber this week, performing interactive songs and stories for families with young children.
CLEVELAND (February 23, 2010) Walt Campbell, CEO of Campbell Artist Management (representing Susan Weber), attended the 22nd International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, TN in February. The conference affords performers and music business professionals an opportunity to network, update their knowledge of technical and economic changes in the industry, and showcase new and established talent.