Art - Lauren Daniels


Hello, my name is Lauren Daniels and I am thrilled to be the Art Teacher here at Rock Ridge Elementary. I am a native of Colorado, having graduated from Colorado State University with a BFA in Art and a minor in Spanish. My love of learning and desire to work with children inspired me to continue my education first through Regis University's Teacher Education Program, and most recently through Miami University’s graduate program where I earned an MAT in Biology. My previous experience has included roles as a 2nd and 3rd grade teacher, 1st-3rd grade reading specialist, and PreK-8th grade art teacher. Before I discovered a passion for teaching, I worked as a graphic designer specializing in print design. My personal interests include painting, travel, and outdoor activities such as paddleboarding, paragliding, and hiking with my husband and golden retriever.

I’m looking forward to a fun and exciting year in the Art room. Throughout the year, each grade level will learn to recognize and apply the elements of art and the principles of design using a variety of mediums. They will learn about famous artists and important periods in art history, and use that as their inspiration in their own designs. They will also develop an appreciation for art as it is used to communicate culturally and socially. I can’t wait to see each child grow in their creativity and confidence this year!