Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree - University of Wisconsin - River Falls Master of Science in Education - Fine Arts Emphasis

Ms. Colamatteo


Serves on the Visual Arts Steering Committee, St. Paul Public School District

Committee Member for the Family Teacher Organization (FTO) at Cherokee Heights Elementary

Member of Arts Educators of MN (AEM) and the National Art Education Association (NAEA)



Born in Chicago, Illinois

Married to Karl Hakanson, 2 daughters Sonja and Kara

Lives in west side of St. Paul, Cherokee Heights Neighborhood



  • Art Teaching Philosophy:

    Growing and Guiding Greatness through the exploration of art and hearing the voice of imagination and seeing the creativity in every child.


    "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." Pablo Picasso