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WELCOME TO THE ART ROOM!
My name is Lara Berdysz and I teach art to fourth and fifth grade students at East Woods. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Art from Bowling Green State University and my Master's Degree in Education from Ursuline College. Before graduating from Ursuline, I was fortunate enough to complete my student-teaching experience here in Hudson at McDowell Elementary. I had a wonderful time while here and knew that I would some day make my way back. I began teaching in 2007 and spent eight exciting years with the Maple Hts. City Schools. This year will be my fourth year in Hudson and I couldn't be more excited!
I strive to give my students a well-rounded art experience. Focusing not only on the art making process but also art history and art appreciation. We will be learning about many artists, styles, and media this year and I am looking forward to it. We will also be exploring TAB (teaching for artistic behavior); this is a new way of teaching and learning about art that really excites me!
I celebrated my 8 year wedding anniversary this summer and my husband and I have two daughters that are two and five years old. We enjoy spending time together as a family; taking advantage of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, cheering for our favorite sports teams, and eating ice cream:)
I can't wait to meet all of you and get creative in the art room!