Art Instructor Bios

Lisa Cerulo

Lisa Cerulo graduated from Fairfield University with a major in Studio Art and a Minor in Art History. She received her Master of Arts in Fine Art Education from Kean University. A highlight of her career was participating at the Lorenzo de Medici, The Art Institute of Florence, Italy. Ms. Cerulo is completing her twenty first year of teaching.  She is also the club advisor for an after school art program and is a member of NJEA. Ms. Cerulo was named Teacher of the Year for the 2010-2011 school year.

Sonya Russomanno-Rizzo

Sonya Russomanno-Rizzo graduated from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Art in printmaking and photography. She received her Master of Fine Arts in printmaking and her Masters in K-12 Art Education at West Virginia University, College of Creative Arts. A highlight of her career was participating at the Caversham Press artist residency program in Balgowan, South Africa. Ms. R. has exhibited her work in numerous juried exhibitions through the United States. She is completing her eighteenth year of teaching in New Jersey public schools and is a member of NJEA and the NAEA. Ms. R. has advised after school art and computer LEGO robotics clubs, coached Girls on the Run and is the National Art Honor Society advisor. She was named Teacher of the Year for the 2014-2015 school year. She is also the owner of Red Crayons Creations Photography and Design.

Red Crayons Creations

 I have a love of photography and have recently started to create a variety of creations by popular demand! I can arrange, organize and create photo albums, scrapbooks, announcements, invitations, calendars, CD covers, photo panels, photo canvases and cards of your memories to share with others. I also offer relaxed, fun and creative photo sessions for Newborn and Maternity Photos, Engagements, Family Portraits, Communion, Confirmation, Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, Anniversary, Graduation, Milestone Birthdays, Holidays, Pets, A Year in Review, Things They Love and more! Please contact me at for additional information.

Sonya Russomanno-Rizzo



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