My name is Angela Matsuoka, and I am the new Fine Arts Consultant for the Iowa Department of Education. I began my position at the DOE on July 1st.
A bit about me: I’m originally from Seattle, WA. I earned my B.A. in Studio Art from Grinnell College, and my M.A. in Art Education from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. I taught at the high school and middle school levels in Washington D.C. before returning to Iowa in 2009. From 2009 to 2014, I taught K-5 art in Urbandale Schools, and most recently served as Northwest Elementary’s art teacher in the Ankeny School district from 2014-2016. My husband, our three year-old son Javy, and I reside in the Beaverdale neighborhood in Des Moines.