Biography & Education
Hello! My name is Mrs. Swanner, and I am the Art Teacher at Clinton Elementary, which means I have the funnest and messiest job at school. This is my fourth year teaching at CES and my 12th year teaching art. No, I am not related to Mrs. Swanner the 1st Grade teacher. I’m originally from Kentucky but moved to Tennessee to attend Maryville College where I received a B.A. in Studio Art. I also have a M.A. in Art Education from the University of Tennessee and an E.D.S. in Administration from Lincoln Memorial University. I believe formal art classes should begin at the elementary level in order for students to gain an appreciation for art. An early art foundation assists students in understanding and communicating within our visual culture; in addition to discovering creativity and self-expression. I am dedicated to providing students with a comprehensive art education program that emphasizes art history, experimenting with a variety of media, developing artistic skills, and most importantly…having lots of FUN!!