My name is Gannen Ingalls and I will be Riley Elementary’s art teacher for this upcoming school year. A little about me is that I was born in Columbus, Nebraska, but have spent most of my life in a small town called Shelby, not too far from there. I found my passion for the arts since I was young, and discovered my love for teaching kids a little after! Thus, I decided, why don’t I just combine my two biggest passions; art and teaching! Of course, I have other things I enjoy such as: visiting new places, fishing, staying active, and touring art galleries!
I am extremely looking forward to the creativity and excitement that will be happening in my classroom this year!
I graduated with my Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 2022, and have been working towards my Master's in Education from Doane University. I have been happily teaching at the "LUX Center for the Arts" for over 2 years now! This includes educating art with private lessons, camps, and courses to all ages. Along with that, I have been a part of several galleries, including the "Kiechel," I have participated in multiple mural paintings, specifically with "City Impact," where I was the chief artist for the event, and have volunteered at the "Columbus Nebraska Arts Council" camps!