My name is Ms. Shelby Stephen and this is my first year serving as Gardner Newman Middle School’s ART TEACHER! At Gardner Newman, I facilitate the Art Club/creative heARTS and serve as a step team coach.
I hold a Bachelor’s of Arts in Drawing and Painting (with two minors in Korean and Servant Leadership) from LaGrange College. I also hold a Master’s in Teaching Middle Grades ELA from LaGrange College. I am certified in both art education k-12 and middle grades ELA. I have taught and served at both the LaGrange Art Museum and LaGrange Boys & Girls Club and have showcased my work in local galleries in Troup County.
When creating art, I love using watercolor paint, Prismacolor pencils and the program Adobe Illustrator for graphic design. Besides making art, I enjoy other arts such as performing arts, theatre and music. Let's be honest. I tend to love almost anything expressive. With that being said,
I love what I do!