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1 W. 49th St.
Minneapolis 55419
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Cedarleaf Dahl, Elissa

Elissa Cedarleaf Dahl


Hello! I teach Visual Arts, Mural Arts ("Art Elective") and Arts Integration at Justice Page Middle School. I also am the co-lead of the Equity Team for staff and the co-facilitator of Dare 2 Be Real, a student group that develops anti-racist leaders in our school and community. I have worked for Minneapolis Public Schools since 2002 and also was an Adjunct Professor at Minneapolis College of Art and Design from 2007-2013. My license area is K-12 Visual Arts with Spanish proficiency.

I am a Fulbright Distinguished Teacher Award Winner and I received my BA in Art and Spanish from Macalester College, and a Master's in Fine Art from Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2007. In 2002, I began working for the Minneapolis Public Schools and since then I have taught Art and Spanish, coordinated Summer School Programs, and directed Environmental Education trips for Middle Grades students to Ely, MN and the Black Hills of South Dakota. I have painted over 35 murals, many collaboratively, and have artwork on 6 continents after working as a free-lance artist for more than 15 years. I co-owned a North Minneapolis art gallery named "Offbeat," worked at the Walker Art Center, and ran a kitchen at a Day Shelter on 17th and Chicago.

I live in North Minneapolis with my husband Erik and our daughters Lucia and Soli. I love to travel, play softball, bike, and compete in nordic ski races. I am very dedicated to Community Arts and Arts Education at Justice Page and in Minneapolis. Go Rhinos!

If you would like to contact me, please email me or call my cell!

Art Resources

Elissa Cedarleaf Dahl's Website

6-8 Visual Art Lessons

Art Elective: Mural Arts and Identity

Elissa Cedarleaf Dahl |
Teacher, Art
Justice Page Middle School | Minneapolis Public Schools
p: 612.377.5955

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