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Ms. Agati holds a B.F.A. in painting from Alfred University, School of Art and Design. While at Alfred, she participated in the exchange program at The Camberwell School of Art in London, England. She has also studied at Tyler School of Art, The University of Connecticut, and most recently at the New York Studio School.
Teaching art throughout the Philadelphia region since 1986, Ms. Agati began her teaching career at Prints in Progress, an after-school community art program. Nancy has worked with children in residential treatment, instructed classes at local art centers, was a visiting artist for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts program, and served as the lower school art teacher at Friends Select before coming to Haverford.
Nancy has exhibited her artwork extensively throughout the Philadelphia area. In recent years she has had solo exhibits in Philadelphia and Chicago, as well as exhibiting in numerous group shows throughout the country. In 2000, Nancy received a Windows of Opportunity Grant from the Leeway Foundation in Philadelphia for assistance with her solo exhibition at ARC Gallery in Chicago. Her work has been reviewed in the Philadelphia City Paper, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Chestnut Hill Local, and The (Oregon) Register-Guard. Ms. Agati teaches 6th Grade, Form I and Form II art classes.
Dawn Blake grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin and is a diehard Green Bay Packers fan. Following graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, she left her job as a radio announcer to become a nanny in Owings Mills, Md., then moved on to explore Arizona as a school portrait photographer, eventually settling in the suburbs of Philadelphia.
After nearly 12 years with Main Line Life newspaper, where she won several awards for photography and page design, Miss Blake joined The Haverford School Communications office in 2007.
She has been to 26 states, the Bahamas, Costa Rica, Ireland, Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island, and Quebec; and hopes to experience a few more things on her “bucket list” in the near future including a hot air balloon ride, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, and adopting a kitten.