Jenny Griffiths

Jenny Griffiths has a California K-12 single subject teaching credential in Art, and a Masters in Art Education, with an emphasis on empathy building in the arts.  She has been teaching art for over 20 years. She was head of the Art Department at a K-8 arts magnet school in Long Beach, integrating art throughout the curriculum. She also taught at Wilson High School in Long Beach. For the past 12 years, Jenny has run her own educational business, "Art with Jenny" serving after-school and home-schooled youth in her community of Topanga.  Ms. Griffiths has been involved in a variety of community projects, including student-driven art installations, environmental art projects, and numerous student art shows, offering vital opportunities for community recognition of student work.  Jenny has also designed and delivered courses for mothers in building mother-daughter groups, a project supporting networks of mentors for adolescent girls. Jenny has also received training in leading council and has been leading our parent council group at Manzanita since 2014.