Subject(s):Digital Photography,
    Drawing & Painting, and Ceramics

    self portrait


    Ms. Soltis has been teaching at the Neshaminy School District since 1987. She has taught in numerous school districts including Cheltenham, Pennsbury, Central Bucks and various middle schools within our own district (Neshaminy Middle and Sandburg). She was a silkscreen artist until she discovered her love for teaching after a sample period of substituting. She attended Central Missouri State where she received her BFA (bachelors of fine arts) in commercial art.  She has received her teaching certificate from the University of Toledo and a majority of her master equivalency credits at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

    For thirteen years Ms. Soltis held the position of Lead Teacher of Art. In her past roll she was responsible for a portion of the art budget related to the art curriculum, coordinating exhibitions and field trips, assisted in writing and maintaining the curriculum as well as supplying curricular materials to the art staff. Supporting art teachers, art students and their courses across the Neshaminy School District describes Ms. Soltis’s past roll here at Neshaminy.

    Ms. Soltis has taught Digital Photography, Drawing & Painting, and Ceramics. She lectures and teaches workshops for adults outside of school, as well as attends art workshops which allows her to bring new artistic knowledge back to the classroom.

    Photography plays a big role in her life as well as her passion for oil painting. She takes professional instruction in the art of oil painting and can be found in her studio painting almost daily. Her work sells upon completion and commissioned work is always welcomed. Ms. Soltis enjoys working at Neshaminy High School for its reputation of a family like environment. She says that she, as well as her students, learns from each other, and loves teaching for the creativity, problem solving, inspiration and brainstorming of it all. "To work hard obviously, to be yourself and to follow your passion," Ms. Soltis advises any inspiring young artist.