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My name is Kris Fremo and I teach upper school art. I am responsible for planning and teaching all of the art curriculum for every art class in the upper school.
I graduated from St. Cloud Apollo High School in 1992 and went on to the College of Saint Benedict where I majored in Art, Education and coaching. While there I played NCAA softball and soccer. I was a 2 time academic all-American pitcher for CSB. I was part of a team that twice won the MIAC title and I pitched in the NCAA tournament twice. On the soccer team, I was a goalkeeper. I also studied voice with Dr. Axel Theimer for four years and sang in the chamber choir. I graduated from CSB in 1996 Summa Cum Laude and was named to the Delta Epsilon Sigma honor society. My graduate degree is from the Savannah College of Art and Design. I earned my MA in photography from SCAD in 2011.
Some of my favorite memories of SJP include my time coaching girls’ soccer. One of my all-time favorite coaching wins came in a quarter final play-off game against Crookston back in the early 2000s. We were a major underdog in that game. We came back from a 1-0 deficit to win the game by scoring with less than a minute to play. I also have a special memory of the 2004 team that made it all the way to the section semi-final game. The girls’ that I coached in that era were very enthusiastic about the game and had a strong belief in themselves. We had some very special and successful seasons. I still have special relationships with many of them to this day.
I enjoy the ability that I have to connect with students in a more personal way in the classroom. Many of those connections have helped me to tailor curriculum to each of their needs and make their experience more personal, and I hope, more enjoyable. I also enjoy the freedom that I have to be creative in the classroom. The classroom atmosphere at SJP is a good fit for my personality. I am both creative and driven and so are my students!
The students at SJP are courteous, hard-working, and engaged. I have also found that our students are more willing to engage their teachers as mentors than many students in other schools. This relationship, where students are known, creates a very caring and personal environment for everyone.
Outside of school, I run my own photography business, Sunny Day Pictures, working mostly with portraiture, but also with my own personal work. I believe strongly that being a working artist enhances my ability to teach and also to expose my students to the real world of artistic practice. In addition, I continue to enjoy coaching. I coach both high school and club soccer in the St. Cloud area. I am also an avid gardener and reader. In addition, our family is a musical family and we all enjoy making music in our own way as well as together.
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