Seickel, Erin (Art)

Hello My Name Is...

Erin Seickel

I am Erin Seickel and am thrilled to be an additional art teacher this year at Estes Elementary! I attended the University of Central Florida for a BFA in film, followed by an MA in art education. I have taught elementary art for 9 years. I will be splitting my time teaching this year in between two schools, half the time here at Estes, and half time at Fairview Elementary. I will be supporting and collaborating with the awesome visual arts teachers that both schools already have in place.

I believe that art education serves a critical role in helping to develop a child’s self-confidence, determination, and critical thinking, as well as providing them tools with which they can understand, interact with, and interpret the world around them. I love that I get to be a part of this process. My husband and I were both born and raised in Florida, but decided to relocate to Asheville to be closer to family and to have more opportunities for hiking, camping, and spending time outside. I was drawn to Estes because of the great sense of community and the way the school really seems like a family. I am so excited to be a part of the Estes team.