Getting to Know Me...
I am Leah Yurk, the Art teacher at Oaks Road Elementary School. I am a recent graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University located in Mount Vernon, Ohio. This is my third year teaching at Oaks Road and I am thrilled to be returning to teach your students!
As an art educator, I teach my class with a proactive approach. I intentionally engage students in my instruction to increase student comprehension and decrease off-task activity. By introducing students to varied art making techniques I create strong foundations on which to build conceptual idea based artwork that derives from studying varied artists, art periods, cultures, nature, and other academic disciplines.
I am a native to Gastonia, NC and have enjoyed exploring New Bern over the last two years.
In my spare time I enjoy reading fiction books, trying out new recipes, and spending time with friends and family.