Degrees and Certifications:
Dawn Matonis was born in Bayshore, Long Island, but grew up in NH. She moved, lived and went to Flagstaff, AZ, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Art Education with an endorsement in Elementary Art Education at Northern Arizona University. She moved to Florida to reunite with her family who migrated to the south while she lived out west. Matonis' favorite subject in school was Art, and she always knew she wanted to be a teacher ever since she was in high school. Her Art teacher and Art classes are what kept her in school. She hopes to do the same for her students. Matonis has been teaching at Lemon Bay High for the past 26 years. She is our Fine Arts instructor who teaches 3D Art/ Ceramics I, II, III Honors, Portfolio and 3D AP Art classes. She's the sponsor of the Lemon Bay HS Art Club and is the Program Planner for the Fine and Performing Arts program.