Class Vision and Mission

  • Mrs. Yurk's Classroom Vision/Mission:

    To equip all students with the artistic knowledge and skills to think creatively, problem solve, infer, and work in teams with peers.

Mrs. Leah Yurk

Phone: 252-514-6475 x2052


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Visual Arts Education K-12

Mrs. Leah Yurk

I am Leah Yurk, the Art teacher at Oaks Road Elementary School. I am a graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University located in Mount Vernon, Ohio. This is my sixth year teaching at Oaks Road and I am thrilled to continue to build our artists through the Visual Arts program here. 

As an art educator, I teach  my class with a proactive approach. I intentionally engage students in my instruction to increase student comprehension and decrease off-task activity. By introducing students to many art making techniques I create strong foundations on which to build conceptual idea based artwork that derives from studying varied artists, art periods, cultures, nature, and other academic disciplines. 

I am a native to Gastonia, NC, but am learning to call Eastern NC home as my husband and I enjoy all that New Bern has to offer. Most recently our home has grown with the birth of our new son, Alex. 

In my spare time I enjoy reading fiction books, trying out new recipes, and spending time with friends and family.