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Melissa Hammer

Melissa Hammer

Art teacheroffice: ext. 249website: https://glsart.weebly.com

Born in Grafton, Wisconsin, I spent my childhood on a beautiful hobby farm with my parents and three brothers.  I had a Lutheran education through eighth grade  and after high school went on to study art education at Evangel College in Springfield, Missouri, eventually transferring to the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Although I continued to pursue my passion in the arts by honing my potting skills and taking sculpture classes, I found professional success for many years in sales and marketing.

After getting married, starting a family and staying home with my children, I eased back into the working world as a part-time public speaker in a patient advocacy program for a pharmaceutical company. I spent several years volunteering at Grace School, then worked as a teacher aide in the kindergarten classroom. I became the art teacher in the fall of 2014.  

In the art studio first through eighth-graders explore painting, drawing, sculpture, 3-D art and, more recently, clay, as well as art hisotry. Teaching art to our students is fun and exciting, and it is also good for the soul. I truly feel it was God’s hand in my life that brought me here.

7300 Division Street | River Forest, IL 60305 | (708) 366-6900