Hello! Thanks so much for stopping by my page!
My name is Heather Ellington and I am currently the Visual Arts Teacher for Piedmont Classical High School! I am so beyond excited to be apart of this amazing community and fantastic group of students so I thank you because without YOUR support, none of this would be possible!
Prior to my time at Piedmont, I graduated in 2013 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education K-12 and a concentration in Graphic Design and Photography.
I have worked professionally as a Graphic Designer for Simply Southern for about a year and half. My professional life started at Kiser Middle School where I taught grades for 7 years. I served grades 6-8th Graphic Design. During my time at Kiser Middle, I developed and implemented the only Graphic Design program of its kind in the state of North Carolina. The curriculum I designed and implemented was approved by the Department of Instruction of North Carolina.
This opportunity at Kiser has given me so many amazing opportunities to speak at our NCAEA Conventions on Adobe Alternative in the classroom, invitations to National Art Education conferences, as well as serving the Lead Visual Arts Teacher for Secondary Education within Guilford County Schools. My proudest moment was in 2017 when I was recognized as Guilford County's Art Educator of the Year which I owe all to my amazing students.
Anyone who has met me knows my passion for education and spreading the love for learning and creativity everywhere I go. I am so blessed to be apart of such an amazing charter school and I want to thank you all for allowing me to join a part of an amazing team!
Lead Visual Arts Teacher for Secondary Education in Guilford County Schools 2017-2019
Recipient of Wells Fargo Art Educator Award 2017
NCAEA Conference Presenter 2016 for the only Graphic Design Program at a Middle School Level in NC
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