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West Virginia University   BA Art Education 1985

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National Board Certified Art Teacher 2009

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Boston University  M.A. Art Education 2017

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I have been teaching art to elementary students, K-6, from Monongalia County, WV   WV Sign  and Onslow County, NC NC State sign schools from 1986 to present!  That's a total of 31 years. I believe that teaching art is the best job in America.  

In addition, I teach the Art of Fashion Design for students in grades 9-12 at NCVPS logo. This is an online teaching position that I began in 2010.  Teaching high school students online has challenged me and helped me grow professionally.  I collaborate with the North Carolina Museum of Art for these courses. Teaching Art online is a great experience!  I also teach for the Onslow County Virtual Academy. I teach Digital Photography I and II for OCS Virtual. 

In 2014 I was selected for the Governor Teacher Network logo.  In this role, I write curriculum and create learning resources to help art teachers all over North Carolina.

I was chosen as the 2015 tech savvy teacher of the year at Silverdale and the 2016 arts educator of the year! I always incorporate technology into my classroom instruction! 

I also am a Mentor for new teachers at Silverdale Elementary School.  It is exciting to work closely with teachers who are at the beginning of their career.  I share my experience and usually end up learning from the new teachers, as well.

I serve on the PACON Art Teacher advisory panel with art teachers from across the country. We give advice about their art materials to the company so they can better meet the needs of art educators and students. 

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In 2015 I went "back to school" and now have my Masters Degree in Art Education at Boston University. I finished in January 2017! 

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Hi everyone! I am Lee Ann Doss, the Art instructor at Silverdale Elementary School. I am excited to be in my tenth year at our wonderful school. I work with a great encore team. I am very passionate about what I do and how important it is in the development and success of all students in the school. I look forward to working with your child this year and sharing my love of art with them!  

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I moved to Onslow County, North Carolina in 1989.  Since that time, I have enjoyed teaching students around the county and online. I was Teacher of the Year for Silverdale Elementary School for the 2009-10 and 2013-14 school years.  Over the years, my art students have exhibited work in the NC General Assembly, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, the US Department of Education, in businesses around Onslow County and in our own Onslow County Schools annual Art Show.  I am always brainstorming new ideas for the art students at Silverdale. Since our school has become a Leader in Me school and Lighthouse School, I have been inspired to work with students to create art around school that reflects our vision of student leadership. I love helping students learn to express themselves through their art! 

As an artist I have worked on signage and murals.  My latest murals are on display at the Optometric Eye Care Center in Swansboro, NC, Pollocksville Elementary, and Silverdale Elementary. I also designed a logo for the Celtic singer Jennifer Licko! I worked at 'The Daily Athenaeum" during college as an art editor and created cartoons and illustrations.  I am a past treasurer and secretary of the North Carolina Art Education Association.



 Here are some pictures of my work:

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I live in Swansboro and have two children and two dogs! At home I love working in my yard, gardening and creating a beautiful and fun setting for friends and family to relax, play and enjoy each others company.

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Here are my dogs Rocky the beagle and Fritz the schnauzer.