Our Instructors

Larisa Hart

Larisa Hart is the Graphic Arts instructor at Falmouth High School. With over 15 years of experience in graphic design, she brings enthusiasm and a great sense of humor to the classroom!  Larisa is also an artist. She Illustrated the children's book, "The Cookie Loved Round the World: The Story of the Tollhouse Cookie" (Cape Cod resident, Kathleen Teahan, is the author). When not in the classroom, Larisa is spending time with her family, refinishing furniture, drawing on her Wacom tablet, or walking her Spinone Italiano, Tess.

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Carol Thompson

Carol has been in the fitness industry for almost 40 years. She has a passion for any type of exercise and strives to improve lives through physical fitness. Carol earned a masters degree in physical education at Ohio State University and holds numerous certifications that enable her to teach a variety of fitness disciplines. Her one claim to fame was training Oprah while owning her fitness studio in downtown Chicago. Carol enjoys teaching tremendously and makes it her mission to personally connect to each student and all of her classes.

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Eda Stepper

Eda Stepper and her husband, moved to Cape Cod in 1999. That's when she rediscovered the game of Mah Jongg,  the game she had played so many years ago.   She has taught many groups privately. She has also taught through the former Sandwich Community School, and since 2007, the Falmouth Community School.

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Marcia Wagner

Yoga Biography for Falmouth Community School 2/12/16 Marcia fell in love with yoga in 1975 and has never looked back.  Graced with extraordinary teachers, Judy Landecker in Chicago, Patricia Walden in Boston and Betsey Downing in Sarasota, Marcia deepened her respect and knowledge for yoga practice.  Throughout the time I was attending yoga class, there was always the intention to learn more about yoga -- someday.  That someday came in 1996 when I retired from full time social work practice and began a month long yoga teacher training program at the Kripalu Center in Lenox, MA.  Through the next 10...

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Shelley Baker-Vance

 Shelley Baker-Vance has 30-plus years experience in all phases of the landscape / nursery business .  She has gardened professionally on the Vineyard, in Florida, and now in Falmouth working at Mahoney's Garden Center. She has done everything from seed & plug growing to mail order, and now specializes in annual and perennial gardening and landscape design.  

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