Hi everyone! Thanks for visiting the art web page for Evergreen Forest Elementary School. My name is Ashley Rupp and it is my pleasure to teach art to every student at Evergreen Forest. It is so great to have such a creative group of students to work with!
Teaching art is my dream job. As a child, I spent countless hours drawing and being creative. By high school, I knew I wanted to be an art teacher. I was lucky enough to be accepted to The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and Art Teaching Certificate. I taught elementary level art in the Chicago Public Schools before moving out west to Seattle. I added a Special Education Endorsement to my teaching certificate at the University of Washington and taught in the Kent School District before moving down here to Olympia to earn my Masters degree from the Evergreen State College. I spent a number of years teaching at Wa He Lut Indian School before joining the fabulous staff here at Evergreen Forest.
I believe that art should be a part of every child's day. As an art teacher I strive to introduce art lessons that are easily adaptable for kids of all ages and abilities. I work hard to develop lessons that incorporate art history and encourage students to explore different cultures through art. I want students to have a variety of hands on, art related experiences that are based on the creative process and address the standards for art in the State of Washington. Above all, I want children to enjoy making art and I want art to be fun!