Councillor - Ruth Cronin

Visual Art Teacher | Ardeer South Primary School

I am a Generalist-trained Primary Teacher who specialised in Performing and Visual Art (Grad Dip) and Arts Administration (M.Ed). I have taught Visual and Performing Arts at both State and Independent Schools in Melbourne for approximately 30 years. I have also been a classroom teacher and I am currently an Art/Science Specialist for P-6. I also deliver  After-School Programmes, including Contemporary Dance, and have a close association with Yellowwheel Dance Company.

I am passionate about the profile of the Arts in the wider community, but particularly in Education. I am also passionate and driven to raise this profile to the point that Arts subjects at VCE level are no longer marked down and stand alongside other subjects such as  Sciences, Maths and Languages. I have one daughter who recently completed VCE, and we are both actively involved in Amateur Theatre, both on and off the stage.