• Hello!! 
    My name is Deanna Lafayette.  I have been an Elementary Art Teacher for 15 years!  I grew up in Vermont and taught in a small school for two years after graduating from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art with a 5th Year Certificate in Elementary Art Eduction.  I moved to New York 13 years ago and have been teaching in New Hartford ever since. I earned my Master's Degree in Inclusive Education from Utica college 9 years ago. 
    I have taught grades K-6 at E.R. Hughes, Bradley and for the first time this year, at Myles Elementary.  It has been wonderful to teach in all of the elementary schools in New Hartford, and to meet so many fantastic students.
    My goal for each of my students is to enjoy the process of creation and at the same time learn the elements and principles of Art through the creation of pieces in a variety of media.  Every child will make a variety of pieces throughout the school year which I will hold onto until June, when they will bring it all home in a portfolio.  
    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at dlafayet@nhart.org.