The Glenview New Church Schools Art and Drama Teacher, Jennifer Overeem

Jennifer Overeem

K-8 Art, K-2 PE, 3-8 Drama

B.A., Columbia College Chicago
Member of the National Art Educators Association
Member of the Illinois Art Education Association

Since I began teaching formal art classes at the GNCS in 1992, I have focused on helping students discover their creative spirit and connect art to their other studies. Skill development and exposure to different materials and ideas are the means by which the students build an understanding and enjoyment in making art. I challenge my students to push themselves outside of their comfort zones and to see the things around them from new perspectives. I am also a K-6 Handwriting Without Tear’s trained specialist.