Roosevelt Elementary Art Program (funded by PTA)

Anne Orzepowski

Hi Roosevelt Families:
Anne Orzepowski

I am Anne Orzepowski, the new art teacher.  The students call me Ms. Anne or Ms. O.  I am very excited
about this opportunity to be Roosevelt's art teacher.  I have a long attachment to Roosevelt and consider myself very lucky to be here.  

I am a long time East-Ender. My husband, Rob Tiedemann, and I live one block from the school and our three grown children also went to Roosevelt, North and East Jr. Highs and Boise High.  Our three kids benefited from Roosevelt's Art Parent program before there was a paid teacher and that is how I got my start in art at Roosevelt.  I was an art parent for about 10 years and chair of the program for several years.

I'm originally from the East Coast and I have a Bachelor's degree from Rutgers University.  I retired from the State of Idaho Department of Labor a year ago.  My first career was as a Career Education Specialist for the State of Idaho and teacher trainer for the Idaho Career Information System. (

Career education and art education are my passions.  Both are vital components to our kids' life preparation.  I love sharing art with your students and hope they are having a great time with art!


Anne Orzepowski

Job Description: provide a course outline and schedule to teachers, art instruction to students, and informative art updates to the Roosevelt community.

Lesson Preparation

  • Select and/or create age appropriate lessons across a wide variety of media which meet state discipline based art standards.
  • Make sure lessons are consistent, organized, and sequential.
  • Procure all materials needed for lesson.
  • Prepare materials for the lesson.
  • Work with classroom teachers to make the lessons run smoothly.
  • Work with individual teachers to create integrated lessons for their units of study.


  • Present lessons in an inspiring and engaging way including art history, aesthetics, critique, and technique.
  • Encourage students throughout the lesson as they create art.

After the Lesson

  • Clean and put away all tools and materials.
  • Evaluate the lesson and make necessary changes.