Unified Arts

Elise Lisle

Elise Lisle 

Physical Education Teacher



After graduating from Plymouth State University I taught in Maine, where I grew up, Venezuela, Egypt, and then moved to Vermont. As the physical education teacher for the past 17 years I have had the pleasure of working with CAES students, families, and community. After 35 years of teaching I still look forward to each day helping students move, play, and be healthy. 

Brenda Sheere

Brenda Sheere 

Art Teacher



My name is Brenda Sheere and I feel very fortunate for the opportunity to work with the children of Chester and Andover as their art teacher. The strong sense of community and dedication to learning found at this school makes it a rewarding place to work. I received my BA degree from Potsdam College with a concentration in painting and attained my teaching certification through St. Lawrence University. I then continued my professional development by completing my master's degree in Liberal Studies at the University of Albany. I strongly believe that Art is an essential component of a child's education. My program incorporates a sequential skill-based method of instruction focusing on the elements and principles of art. Experiences are provided for students to experiment with a variety of stimulating methods and materials. My curriculum is also rich in exposure to developmentally appropriate Art History and Appreciation units of study. My goal is to instill in students a love of art and confidence in their own expressive abilities. 

I live in Chester with my husband and 2 children. I enjoy reading, cooking, painting, taking long walks and spending time with my family.

Mallory Figoras

Music Teacher



Kata Welch

Library Media Specialist