Mrs. Young began teaching visual arts at Hayt in 2004. She aims to familiarize and excite students about art in the world around them. Students are introduced to art history, contemporary art, and careers in the arts. Students create artworks experimenting with a variety of media and subject matter.
Mrs. Young is proud to have facilitated the creation of public art works throughout the school. Hayt’s campus features a variety of murals, designed and painted by both students and professional artists, outdoor mosaic sculptures honoring our student diversity, and a rotating gallery of current student artwork.
The Hayt community is served by Mrs.Young in several capacities beyond the art room. She is a co-sponsor of Hayt Roots and Shoots, an after school environmental club that is responsible for creating and maintaining the school gardens and recycling program. Mrs. Young also is a member of the PBIS committee and has served as co-chair of the Hayt PTO. Recently, she began an after school art club for middle school students.
Mrs. Young is a recipient of the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Fellowship and has been awarded several grants benefiting the both the arts and gardening programs at Hayt.
Mrs. Young grew up in Florida, where she earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree and a Bachelors of Science in Art Education at Florida State University. Prior to teaching at Hayt, she spent two years teaching art with CPS at Avalon Park Elementary. In her spare time Mrs. Young enjoys cooking, gardening, making things, and spending time with her husband and two children.