Deirdre brings years of direct experience working with students and their families. She has 21 years of experience in the classroom, teaching for Montessori, French American International School, Mission Girls, and Arguello Preparational. Deirdre studied Multicultural Literature at UC Santa Cruz, Illustration at San Francisco Academy of Art, and Child Development at San Francisco State University. She is excited to return to Santa Cruz and hit the ground running as the Director of Creative Arts for the Boys and Girls club. Deirdre is honored to share her knowledge and love of art with all of our students.