Mrs. Stephanie Rico

Mrs. Rico teaches art to grades Kindergarten-8.  She instituted the formal art program at St. John's in 1996. She also founded Art Horizons, an after-school art program that is taught at St. John's and throughout the county. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland with degrees in Studio Art and Art History. Mrs. Rico was born in Washington, DC and grew up in Silver Spring and Rockville.  While in Silver Spring, she belonged to St. John's and re-joined the parish when she and her husband moved back to Silver Spring in 1984. She has 2 grown daughters who attended St. John's. She loves teaching art and does her own painting, printmaking, and photography as well as teaching in her studio called Studio in The Glen. Mrs. Rico enjoys travel, which has taken her throughout the US, to East Africa, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, and Central America. In her free time, she also enjoys antiquing for finds to add to her large collection of art, volunteering, hiking, trips to museums, and visits to the National Zoo, where her husband worked for 34 years. When not travelling, working in her studio and relaxing at home with her two dogs and cat and having big family dinners is her favorite way to spend a weekend.

The Art curriculum is based on the Archdiocese of Washington Academic Standards.