Degrees and Certifications:

MFA Fontbonne University BFA Southern Illinois University Edwardsville AA St Louis Community College Florissant Valley

Mr. Paradise

WELCOME BACK - 2021-2022
Hello, I'm Mr Paradise, and this is my 22nd year teaching art at Roosevelt High School. Since all students are required to take at least one art class, I get the chance to meet many of our students. I teach Introduction to Art, Drawing and Painting, Advanced Placement Studio Art, and Ceramics. I am very proud that Roosevelt students represent fantastically in the SLPS District wide art contests that we participate in. I am a St. Louis local, growing up in North County, and I have been living on the South Side since 1995. I enjoy being an artist and developing my creativity. I have an extensive exhibition record. I love working with Roosevelt students and facilitating their creative adventures. I'm excited to start the new school year and looking forward to seeing past students again and meeting new students.