Passion is Purpose with Cassie Stephens For those of us that follow the art education blogs, there are a few people we always read and Cassie Stephens is one of them. Which is why approximately eighteen months ago when I became a co-chair for our state art convention and our theme was chosen, “Passion is Purpose,” I knew exactly who needed to be our keynote speaker: Cassie of course. Cassie is elementary art teacher in Nashville, Tennessee with eighteen years of valuable experience. She has been a finalist for Tennessee teacher of the year, taught in Japan on a Fulbright scholarship and has had the honor to interview Tim Gunn. You most likely know her from