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2A Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010 Feather River Bulletin A joint exhibition of work teachers. College graduates by local art teachers are now required to com- Danielle DeBoever and plete two years of a mentor Becky Compton, at Pangaea relationship with an experi- Caf6 in Quincy from Aug. 21 enced teacher in their fields to the end of September, within theircommunity. speaks to the dual lives The connection gives the bridged by teachers who are new teacher a safety net, also artists. The show also someone who can offer use- springs from an unexpected- ful guidance and advice. ly meaningful relationship In Compton and DeBoev- that was born from a new er's case the relationship teacher mentorship pro- blossomed into something gram. more than might have been DeBoever met Compton expected. After spending the through the Beginning day together working in the Teachers Support and As- classroom addressing the sessment program. In that particular issues of working relationship, Compton spent in small schools in class- the last year of her teaching room developing skills to career in the Chester schools work with students operat- mentoring DeBoever as a ing at different skill levels, first-time teacher in Quincy they found themselves de- and Portola. briefing over a cup of tea or The BTSA Program was in- dinner. stituted to combat a high Both talk about what they drop-out rate among new have learned from each "Guitar Player in Barcelona" is oneo of the works by Danielle De- Boever, second-year art teacher in Quincy and Portola, to hang in her first local show. Photo courtesy of Plumas Arts other. They worked together throughout the 2009 - 10 school year and look forward to the next year they will be able to spend in this pro- gram together. Despite the age and experi- ence differences, they very much enjoyed sharing con- cerns and successes in and out of the classroom. DeBoever suggested the joint art exhibit and worked to make it happen. DeBoever liked the space in Pangaea and wanted to show her work there, but she wasn't sure she could fill the space. She invited Compton to join her. The two will host an open- ing reception at Pangaea from 6 - B p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 31. Eompton, a West Virginia transplant, has been a West- wood resident for the last 30 years. In addition to teach- ing 32 years in Chester, she has been active at different times in the California Writ- ing Project, local theater, the NSYSL soccer league, Chester Community Chorus, Plumas County Teachers' Association and Feather Riv- er Fine Arts Association. As a teacher in Chester public schools, she led the campaign to increase art in elementary schools and wrote and implemented a grant to help teachers be- come more knowledgeable in teaching the arts. She taught drama for the Northern California Arts Project at California State University Chico for several years, and worked to receive her California art credential so she could transition from teaching English to art. She retired in 2010, to pursue a second career in art. Compton's passion is drawing and painting peo- ple, but she also photographs and paints landscapes, pets . and plants. Her primary me- dia are wafercolo/-, colored pencil and acrylics. She is a member of the Plumas Coun- New teacher Danielle DeBoever and her teaching mentor, Becky Compton, will show their work at Pangaea in downtown Quincy through September. What started as a mentorship has turned into a friendship, as the women draw creative inspiration from one another. Photo courtesy of Plumas Arts ty Arts, Feather River Fine Arts Association and the B & B Booksellers Backroom Co- op. She continues to teach art through the Artists in the Schools Program funded by the Plumas County Arts Commission and working with beginning Plumas County teachers through BT- SA. DeBoever came to Plumas County a year ago after she was offered a job split be- tween Portola and Quincy ju- nior-senior high schools. She was raised in Chico, and attended the university to receive her bachelor's de- gree in art education and a single subject teaching cre- dential. 15 13oever likes tostay active and involved in community See Inspire, page 3A // / F ! \ \ '\ TVs, Monitors, electronics, drain oil (no hazardous waste or appliances) at each of the following Waste Management sites: - Abernethy Lane - Hwy 36 & A-13 Greenville Dump Road From everyday collection to environmental protection, Think Green. Think Waste Management. Feather River Disposal, Inc. 283-2065 Serving Quincy, Greenville, Chester/Lake Almanor WASTE MANAGEMENT Longtime Chester art teacher Becky Compton will display drawings, such as "Mukasa Rebecca," and watercolors in a joint show with Danielle DeBoever, who she is mentoring as part of the Beginning Teachers Support and Assessment pro- gram. Photo courtesy of Plumas Arts "Where/t a//about the Offering educational (Plumas Animal Welfare Society) Cat Rescue & 29 lO:OOam - 3:OOpm in front of PAWS on Hwy 70 2453 E. Main St., Quincy Donations will help keep the Cat Rescue open and running