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September Teacher Feature

Andrea Kilpatrick, LSA September Teacher Feature

Mrs. Kilpatrick, LS and MS Visual Arts teacher, is originally from Young America, Minnesota. She attended Concordia University Chicago where she earned her degrees in Secondary Art Education and Studio Art. We asked her a couple questions and wanted to share with you all how cool Mrs. Kilpatrick really is, read below:

Why did you choose to/ want to be a teacher?
As long as I can remember, I have loved to draw and color…especially coloring books! Growing up, art was always my favorite subject, and I come from a very artistic family. My dad taught art for 43 years and now continues to paint in his retirement. I would say he is a major reason why I studied art in college. I also had excellent art teachers in high school and college, who really helped me decide to pursue art education as a career.

What activities do you enjoy doing outside of school? When I am not teaching art, I value quality time with my husband, Kyle (also an LSA teacher/coach) and my dog Jack. We love to travel. My family lives all over the US and it is an added bonus to include family time into any of our adventures. I try to read as often as I can, and I participate in a super fun book club with ladies from my church, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Recently, I have been very active in the Visual Faith Community, which includes Bible Journaling and illustration for Concordia Publishing House. This summer, my first published work was released as I was one of the primary illustrators for the Enduring Word Bible.

What do you love about teaching at LSA?
I love the family atmosphere at LSA…and not just because I work with my husband/share a classroom with my husband LSA is truly a special place to work and the people make it exceptional. A lot of our close friends are/were also colleagues. I really cannot believe that this is my 10th year teaching (all at LSA) as the years have flown by!

What are you looking forward to this year?
This November, we are going to be adding a baby boy to our family, and we could not be more excited!