Faculty Bios

Mr. Hagan began his art career as an illustrator and animator for Tom Snyder Productions in 1998, while he was still a senior at UMass Dartmouth. He has also worked for Nickelodeon, PBS and Cartoon Network. After working in animation for several years Mr. Hagan began his teaching career at Lexington High School, where he worked for 11 years as an  Art and Design teacher and later as the K-12 Coordinator of Visual Art. In 2015 Mr. Hagan was hired as the Program Director of Visual Art for the Bedford Public Schools. In his spare time Mr. Hagan loves to spend time with his family, draw, paint and work on never ending home improvement projects.

Mr. Sheinfeld earned his B.A. in English from Williams College, where he concurrently did independent study in photography all four years.  He worked in a professional black and white photo lab to support himself through graduate studies in film and visual design.  Along the way, he began to draw and paint more seriously, while always continuing his photographic work, which has been a constant since high school.  He has a special interest in interdisciplinary learning and teaching, and enjoys creative work that brings different media together, which is an aspect of his work as faculty advisor to STYLUS (creative writing and art magazine) that he especially values.

Ms. Sussman has been a member of the art faculty at BHS since 2013, and has taught a variety of courses including Art, Ceramics, Digital Art, Humanities, and Senior Project.   She received her B.S. in Painting and Drawing from SUNY New Paltz in 2010 and her M.A.T. in Secondary Art Education from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2013.  As a painter, Ms. Sussman has shown work in galleries around Western Massachusetts, Pittsburgh, and upstate New York.  Outside of school, Ms. Sussman loves spending time with her family, drawing, and collecting miniatures. 

Ms. Wagner has been drawing and painting since she was a small child. She studied painting at SUNY New Paltz, then earned her BFA at Mass College of Art. She has shown her work in galleries in the Boston area and Provincetown, and has been an artist-in-residence at locations around world, including California, Newfoundland, Ireland, Italy, Indonesia and Austria. She received an MSAE from Mass College of Art and has been teaching at Bedford since 2005. She currently spends her free time volunteering for animal rescue organizations and has fostered to adoption over 25 dogs that were saved from high kill shelters.