Ben D. Quinn Visual Arts
Phone: (252) 514-6420
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor od Science in Art Education Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studo Art
Hello my name is Haley McElroy and I am the art teacher at Ben D. Quinn Elementary School. I am excited to start my second year at BDQ which I was lucky enough to attend when I was in the fourth and fifth grade! To tell you a little about myself, I was born in Omaha Nebraska and because my father was in the military I have had the chance to live in Okinawa Japan, Glenview, Illinois, and last but not least, New Bern North Carolina. I have lived in New Bern for the last sixteen years where I attended Carven County school. I attended Appalachina State University where I received a Bachelor of Science in Art Education along with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art. When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with friends and family, conversing, going to the beach, taking my two beautiful and energetic Bower dogs to the dog park, drawing, sketching, and going to the New Bern Art and Wellness Center.
This year, I want to continue to teach my students about different art materials, genres of art, and explore the contemporary art world and discuss how these artists reflect their cultures within their bodies of work. ANother goal is that I want to prepare my students especially my fifth graders for middle school art and help then understand the importance of creative problem solving. I want my students to use the skills I teach them as resources in their other classes and in their lives.