Who We Are

Our Staff

City Hall Nov 2014 Head shotKellyAnn Bonnell is the creator and manager of the Pop Goes the Classroom Initiative. Mrs. Bonnell is an educational quality improvement specialist with over 20 years experience and a Master of Arts degree in ECE from Northern Arizona University. In addition to her work with us, she is a master coach for the University of Arizona After School Program Innovation, Reflection and Education Project. As a practicing artist, KellyAnn is a costume designer and soft form milliner.


JJM_Czep_1Jennifer Czepiel is a modern day polymath; and she loves to share her interests, skills and expertise with the world. She works with a variety of youth development and arts education organizations including Artsy Smartsy, Peoria School District’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers, and Peoria Parks and Recreation. Jennifer is also involved with the Recyle-asaurus Outreach Education program. From published author to mechanic Jennifer is the kind of role model we want for all our kids (and especially our girls). As a practicing artist, Jennifer is a published author, belly dancer and professional performer.


1377066_717260298302077_953926805_nGerry Crouse is 3D animator specializing in educational animation for museums and planetariums. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Penn State and an associate’s degree in Computer Animation Multimedia from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. As a practicing artist, Gerry is a visual artist and animator.


Jess Jessica Rivera is a blossoming arts entrepreneur and blossoming teaching artist. She is a jewelry designer who sells her pieces at local festivals and fairs.  In addition to her jewelry designs, Jessica is a passionate dancer.

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