Jennifer Joy Fox
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Cecil Whig Article about the Artist (March 2015)
Cecil Whig Article about the Artist (November 2021)
Born and bred in Lancaster County, PA Jennifer Joy Fox has enjoyed a twenty-two year career as a secondary art educator and photo teacher with Cecil County Public Schools. She matriculated at Harrisburg Area Community College, earning an Associates of Visual Arts in Photography in 1992. Upon graduating she did a Pennsylvania State work-study teaching photography at a Harrisburg City summer camp through Girls, Inc. Moving to Baltimore in 1994, she was employed by the Maryland Institute, College of Art as the Photography Department Assistant Manager. She thoroughly enjoyed urban living, learning, and helping students create their photographic vision. She left MICA for Towson University and graduated with honors earning a Bachelors of Science in Art Education. She worked briefly for Nature Camps, Inc. and the Towson Community Art Center as an art camp counselor, substitute teacher, and office assistant. Her first teaching experiences were as a contracted substitute teacher and long-term substitute for Baltimore County Public Schools.
Becoming an educator in the face of Colombine shootings while in college, World Trade Center bombings in the first year of teaching, and pivoting to teach through the challenges of a global pandemic have strengthened this educator’s grit. Graduating from Towson University in 2000, she was hired in 2001 for a Perryville High School photography and fine art teaching position in Cecil County Maryland. Currently she teaches at Elkton High, enjoys traveling, kayaking, hiking, photographing, crafting, and gardening as a Maryland Master Gardener. She has also been volunteering with the Cecil County Arts Council since 2011. Teaching in the county at the top of the Chesapeake Bay, she feels blessed to share her photography passion with many amazing and wonderful students, who have taught her a lot over the years. Cecil County Public Schools has also aided Ms. Fox to achieve National Board Teaching Certification in 2008 and renewal in 2017 in the area of Early Adolescent to Young Adult Art.
Most recently her artwork has been shown and sold from the Cecil County Arts Council, Elkton, Maryland, Dare County Arts Council, Manteo, North Carolina, the Newark Arts Alliance, Newark, Delaware, Milburn Stone Theater Gallery with a phenomenal 365 Group, and the Elkton Library.
Much of what she seeks to capture: with eternal optimism, is poetic, ephemeral, and beautiful in our natural world.