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0504d6e9-001a-4ee5-9ec9-7d781ffd187dMrs. Sloan-Robbins earned her Masters in Art Education from the University of Texas. Prior to joining St. James Academy, she was in charge of running the education program for the Kids Acting Foundation in Austin.

What does St. James Academy mean to you? “St. James means a fun learning community and creative place for students to thrive. I love how everyone is given the opportunity to be creative, and it is all grounded in a very positive and supportive environment.”

What do you want the students to learn from you? “I want them to learn to think creatively and use their imagination. I would love for them to build their sense of design, have exposure to as many different art media, styles, and artists as possible, and get to know their own artistic voice.”

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? “I’m a big foodie. I love to cook and try great restaurants. My three-year-old daughter also keeps me and my husband constantly entertained.”

Who inspired you growing up? “My parents inspired me the most. My dad is a musician and performer, so I learned a lot watching him. My mom is a teacher and is very crafty, so we were always doing some creative project or another.”

If you could meet one famous person who would it be and why? “I think hanging out with Adele, Oprah, Jimmy Fallon, and Justin Timberlake for a meal would be amazing. It would be a great conversation and super entertaining.”

Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know. “I competed and performed in bagpipe bands as a tenor drummer for many years. I have traveled all over the states performing and attended the World Pipe and Drum Competition in Glasgow three times. I also love tacos!”