Art, Music & PE Specialist Faculty

All students study art, music & PE with specialists as an integral part of the ISP curriculum.

Carolina Barros
Art Specialist

  • From Porto Alegre, Brazil and Boston, Massachusetts
  • BA in Visual Arts, BA in Theater from College of Charleston
  • Masters in Teaching from Lewis and Clark College
  • Teaching since 2008; teaching at ISP since 2010

Tara Bohr
Art Specialist

  • BA in Humanities, University of Hawaii
  • Associate in Arts, Sante Fe College
  • At ISP since 2021; teaching at ISP since 2022

Christopher Varley
Music Specialist

  • Master’s in Education: Early Childhood and Elementary, Antioch University
  • BA Political Economy, Georgetown University
  • Orff Schulwerk Music and Movement, Level 1 Certification
  • Teaching since 2012; Teaching at ISP since 2019

Alan Bowen
Music Specialist

  • From California
  • BA Integral Studies, California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Music, Portland State University
  • Teaching at ISP since 2021; over 20 years prior experience as music instructor

David Platt
Physical Education Specialist

  • From Norwalk and Glastonbury, Connecticut
  • Bachelor’s Degree in English from Bowdoin College
  • Maitrise in American Literature from Paris 8
  • Teaching since 2000; teaching at ISP since 2005

Jan Vanderstraeten
Physical Education Specialist

  • From Belgium
  • BA with honors, Sports Sciences – University of Ghent, Belgium
  • MA with honors, Sports Sciences – University of Ghent
  • Advanced Professional Degree, Physical Education – University of Ghent
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, and French
  • Teaching at ISP since 2019; 10 years prior teaching experience