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Hi everyone! My name is Elle Halliday and I am so excited to be teaching art at Lowes Island Elementary! This is my 12th year as an elementary art teacher and my 4th year with Loudoun County Public Schools. I am an artist, teacher, wife and mama to my daughter Willow, who was born December 2021. I LOVE dogs, patterns, nature, photography, traveling and spending time with my family.
I grew up in Buffalo, NY and enjoy going back to visit. Buffalo is the city of great neighbors and has a great arts community and delicious eats. I received my BFA in Graphic Design and attended Pratt Institute and Buffalo State College. I furthered my education by getting my Master's in Painting and Mixed Media through Virginia Commonwealth University.
Community is very important to me. Over the years, I have been an active volunteer with children, food pantries, as well as the arts. I have shown my artwork in art galleries in Fredericksburg, VA and Buffalo, NY. I am a practicing artist and recently started my own business on Etsy: ElizabethHallidayART. I look forward to growing as an artist with my students!
I'm so excited to get to know all my students and have them develop their art skills through creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking. Art is about ideas and I look forward to letting my students' imagination soar! This WILL be a wonderful school year :)