Meet the Teacher
My name is Mrs. Lakin and I am an art teacher at Knapp Elementary School. I have been teaching for ten years now, not including substitute teaching. Before coming to MCAS, I taught in East Chicago, Indiana, where the majority of the time, I taught Visual Arts to grades K - 6. I studied Illustration at Columbia College Chicago before deciding to become a teacher. I received my bachelors in Elementary Education at Purdue University Calumet and am currently pursuing my masters in Mental Health Counseling, with additional certification in Expressive Arts Therapy. All in all, art is my passion; I create every day, whether with pen and ink, acrylics, photography, jewelry making, colored pencils... anything and everything that I can get my hands on! I enjoy working with subject matter from good old Mother Nature and when I'm not creating, I'm out hiking, camping, or going to festivals with my family and my dog, Maya. I also love reading a good book and of course, sharing my love of art with others. As the old saying goes, "Art is Life!".