Welcome to Junior High and High School art, Photography and Computer Graphics with instructor, Carol Childress. I am so excited to be able to work with your child through the art program. You may hear many stories about the things that go on in the art department. We are very busy learning, creating, helping other departments with their art needs and wishes, and it seems that we have quite a bit of fun at the same time. Creating art is such a joy to me. I only hope that I can convey some of this joy to my students, and help create in them a vehicle for lifelong learning, enjoyment and creativity. I graduated from West Lyon in 1976, attended and graduated from Westmar College in LeMars, IA in 1980. I worked as an Activity Director at the Canton Good Samaritan Center after college, was married and began our family near Alvord, IA. I began teaching at West Lyon in 1987. What an incredible blessing to be able to work with young people, doing something I love each and every day. Along with the joy of teaching, I enjoy being a Mother to 3 children, Brandon, Tyler and Marissa, and a Grandma to 8 amazing little ones! I am a sister to 8 siblings, and an active member of Seeds of Faith Church in Lester. My husband, Dave and I live in Larchwood.  I have too many hobbies to count, but to me, creating is the name of the game. I also can be heard singing a great deal in the community, and conducting painting parties for groups in and around our community.

Contact: Carol Childress