Phone: (847) 270-9950 ext 4151
Degrees and Certifications:
BS in Art Education, Northern Illinois University MS in Art Education, Northern Illinois University Endorsement in Career & Technical Education for Digital Arts (50.0102)
My name is Michelle Turek and I am the art teacher at Murphy Elementary School. This is my 14th year working for RLAS. I started at Murphy in 2016 and am so very happy to be part of the Murphy family! I taught art for 9 years at Round Lake High School and also taught art for one year at Round Lake Middle School.
I am married and my daughter Allison Rose Turek (A.R.T.) is 8 years old. I love my family, being a teacher, and being a mom! And coffee. I also love to draw. Whenever I have free time I draw. I always have a sketchbook with me. I also love to explore museums and forest preserves.
In my classroom my hope is to foster creativity, to enhance the ability to make innovative cross-curricular connections during the art making process, and to strengthen visual literacy, or linguistics, both verbal and written. I am very fortunate to be a teacher and to have this unique opportunity to work with students from different grade levels, and through creative endeavors learn about their life experiences, interests, and dreams!