Mrs. Colella



Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Art Education grades K-12 from Rowan University

Mrs. Colella


2017 Important Dates to Remember:

*NAHS District Art Night: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017. 6:30-8:30PM


*TJ Art Show: (All K Students will have 1 work of art, Students 1-5 will have at least 2 works of art in show)

Thursday, May 18th, 2017. It will be held 6:30-8:30 PM at Thomas Jefferson School. You don't want to miss it, it's one of the largest events at TJ!


My name is Mrs. Colella (Formerlly Miss. Ryan, I recently got married this August!) and this will be my 6th year teaching art. I taught my first year at Winslow Township School # 2 and this will be my 5th year teaching at Thomas Jefferson.  I am a former TJ student, I loved this school! I also went to Orchard Valley and graduated from WTHS in 2006. In first grade I told my mom that "when I grew up" I wanted to be an art teacher. I've followed my dream and couldn't be happier than to be able to teach art every day!


Art is a huge passion of mine. I am an artist and I also love to create decorative cakes. (Which is also why my classroom is decorated with so many cupcake decorations!) I graduated from Rowan University in 2010 with a B.A. in Art Education.


I love seeing the students getting excited about their artwork. Each year I can see how much growth each student has made since first grade art, and it truly is AMAZING. Hard work pays off! Great job TJ artists!!


Artfully yours,

Mrs. Colella