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Visual and Performing Arts Director
Orin graduated from University of Memphis in 1992 with a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design minoring in Photography. 10 years later, Dr. Orin Carpenter pursued his Masters degree in Illustration from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, after moving from Memphis, TN to San Francisco in 1999. In 2006, Orin accepted a full time position as Art teacher and since then has been the Art Department Chair and Director of Visual and Performing Arts. During this time, Orin received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Education while continuing to professionally exhibit work throughout the country. In recent years, Orin’s work was shown in the De Young Museum amongst his continued display of artwork in other various galleries across the United States. Orin is always an advocate for “Art” being considered a necessity instead of a “luxury. This became evident when he presented workshops for Boston College Roche Center for Education and for the diocese of Omaha Nebraska’s school system using art as a vehicle to discuss racial issues within the classroom and schools.
Art Teacher

Marianne T. Goyette has been making art for 50  years. She has studied art and art education at UCLA, UCI, CSUSM and CSULB. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally. She is passionate about art education and has studied under Mona Brookes who founded Monart. Monart is the largest and longest running franchise of  art studios in the United States. Marianne also was an independent curriculum contractor for KIDZART which has studios throughout the world. Marianne’s curriculum is used by all KIDZART studios. Marianne has taught advanced drawing and painting skills to children and adults for 27 years. She has been a Program Director for two art studios in Los Angeles and one in San Diego, Ca. Marianne Goyette believes that all students are intrinsically perfect and loved by God. She wants all her students to succeed in finding their true purpose by following their interests and passions. She truly loves all her students and feels blessed to work at Marin Catholic.
Ceramics Teacher

Mark was born and raised in Marin County and is a proud Marin Catholic alum from the class of 1997. Mark studied Art at UC Davis under the guidance of renowned artists such as Annabeth Rosen and Wayne Thiebaud. Mark has taught Ceramics in both Massachusetts and Sacramento before returning to Marin for his dream job at his alma mater in 2007.
Photography Teacher

Laurie Reemsnyder graduated with an Art Ed degree from Rhode Island School of Design, and has been teaching Photography since 1999, in Vallejo and at Marin Catholic.  She spent seven years coordinating programs for the International House of Rhode Island, leading cross cultural workshops and programs to help acclimate refugees, immigrants, and international students to the US, then worked for 20 years with the International Organization for Migration, supervising (and photographing) the movement and care of half a million refugees through SFO. She has lived in Japan and Denmark, and traveled extensively through Asia, South and Central America, and Europe.  Recognizing that art is transformative and connects us all as humans, she designed a photo project that was implemented each summer on her service trips to Cambodia, Costa Rica, Fiji, Thailand, Bosnia/Croatia and Peru. Her passion is in giving young people a voice and having them use it to help others, incorporating service and art. 
Photography Teacher