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Ken Hallinan joins La Jolla Country Day La Jolla Country Day School’s Art Department as Lower and Upper School Arts and Ceramics Teacher, under the direction of Barbara Weinstein, Director of Fine and Performing Arts.
Prior to working with LJCDS, Ken worked at the Mount Vernon Middle School in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, as the Visual Arts Chair/Instructor for grades 5-8. Ken’s work focused on Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Collage, Mixed Media and Black and White photography.
He recently was awarded Honorable Mention for his piece in Mt. Vernon’s Chalk the Walk and helped create a district-wide project entitled No Place Like Home, which gave student-generated artwork to residents affected by Iowa’s floods.
Before moving to Iowa six years ago, Ken was the Director of Communications and boys/girls head cross country coach for The Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California.
Ken received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from California State University, Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California. He received his second Bachelor of Journalism from California State University, Northridge in Northridge, California. Ken also received a K-12 Art Education Certification from the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, Iowa.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, making art, hiking, reading, traveling and drinking strong coffee.