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Ms. Jo Anne Dillard
I am a professional Artist as well as an art educator and spent many years as a Jewelry manager for Helzberg Diamonds before returning to teaching. I earned my Bachelor's degree at Florida State University in Art Education with a minor in Jewelry Design and later in Art Therapy. I taught art for many years in Macon, Georgia and a few years in Des Moines Iowa. My art expertise is in animal and people portraits as well as large murals. Summers are spent working with interior designers creating attractive showrooms for wholesalers at the International Mart in Atlanta. As a graduate of Forest High School and sixth generation Floridian, I love Ft. McCoy and am proud to call it my home!