Degrees and Certifications:
Hello! My name is Laura Naar. I am very excited to be teaching art at Allen Elementary! I have a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Eastern Michigan University and I also have a Masters in Education from St.Xavier University in Chicago, Illinois. I have taught art at all grade levels in both Illinois and in Michigan.
My favorite children's book is The Dot, by Peter Reynolds. I love this book because it shows how everyone is an artist! Sometimes we get stuck comparing our artwork to that of others and it can be frustrating. When we embrace our own unique style and abilities, however, we can love and appreciate our own creativity and enjoy making masterpieces! When I'm not in the art room I love to hang with my family and friends, walk my dog, go hiking and travel! A few of my favorite things are: Dogs, coffee, Lake Michigan and photography!