The 2011-2012 school year is Ms. Meyer’s 2nd year of teaching at Lakeview Elementary School. She enjoys the enthusiasm and open creativity her students bring every day to class and can’t imagine a better way to spend life.
Prior to teaching art at Lakeview Elementary, Ms. Meyer worked as an artist for the past 20 years. Her photography has been included in local, regional and national shows. She earned her MFA at UNL in 1999 and after graduation, taught photography as adjunct faculty in UNL’s Department of Fine Arts. She was selected to be an artist in residence at the LUX Center for the Arts from 2003-2005 where she continued to teach classes in creativity and photography to children and adults as well as develop a significant body of work exhibited in solo shows. Art is a powerful form of communication and expression.
Prior to joining the team at Lakeview School, Ms. Meyer worked full time for 17 years (1994-2010) as a direct care staff in a residential treatment program serving adolescents. She enjoyed developing relationships as a mentor and much of her time was spent teaching social skills, creative processes, love of volunteering and how to reach one’s best potential. She was inspired by the courageous work being done by youth to make changes in their lives and believes in the promise that we all have something great to contribute.
Ms. Meyer combined her love of art with her joy of working with young people when she returned to UNL to earn her endorsement to teach K-12 art. She became a certified teacher in Spring of 2010 and was thrilled to be invited to the outstanding team at Lakeview.
When away from school, Ms. Meyer usually has an array of creative projects and adventures going. She photographs and writes daily, spends time in nature and travels frequently around the country on road trips to hike and explore. She enjoys time with friends and family and returns often to the Nebraska farming community where she was raised. She appreciates that life is good.