Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education/Early childhood Education 2004 Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction 2013 K-12 Art Certification 2018 ED Specialist Degree in Teacher Leadership 2022
Welcome to Art!! My name is Mrs. Erlewine. I was born and raised in this area and I even attended the Waynesville School District as a child!
I earned my Bachelors Degree from College of the Ozarks, in Branson, Missouri. I earned my masters' degree through William Woods University, in curriculum and instruction. I am also certified to teach art k-12. I have been teaching in the classroom since 2005. I have mostly taught kindergarten, but I taught Art at the Sixth Grade Center the last two years. I am very excited to spend all day inspiring and creating art with your young artist!
I enjoy spending time with my family and love talking about them. I am married to my best friend Dustin, and we have three wonderful children full of lots of personality. They are Emmalie, Elliott, and Cooper. They do their best to keep me on my toes!
When I am not sharing my love of learning and creating with my art classes or planning exciting things for us to do, I myself love to create (quilts, scrapbooks, painting, taking photos, etc.), fish and camp, cook, and spend time with my family!
I am really looking forward to this year! In just a few short months, you will see your artist grow into an even more responsible learner and student. Many milestones will be met and surpassed in this quest for excellence. I will help your artists to explore the world of art around themselves, gain knowledge of art history, develop a better understanding of the elements of art, as well as, the principles of design, by considering how they are used in art creation. We will also explore a variety of art mediums. I will give the young artists choices, while I help define limits. I will encourage my young artists to solve their own problems by giving suggestions and demonstrations.
Dedication, partnership, and communication are the foundation for our success as a classroom and school community. Your presence is strongly encouraged. There are many ways to become part of your student’s school experience. You are the most important people in your students'lives. I respect and embrace this bond. I look forward to serving your family this school year.
I look forward to a wonderful year! Please call or email me if you have any questions or concerns.