Elementary Division Chair
Kate Ungrund
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My name is Kate Ungrund, and I’m excited to be your Elementary Division Chair. I teach first through eighth grade art at St. Ignatius School in Cincinnati.

I would love to hear from you about your experience teaching elementary art and what type of programming you would like to see offered by your Elementary Division. I would also like to encourage you to share your experience by presenting a workshop at our next OAEA conference. Being a workshop presenter is a great opportunity to connect with your fellow OAEA members!


 Teacher Feature

Martha Carroll


Martha Carroll has been the art teacher at Montgomery Elementary in the Sycamore Community School District (SW Region) since 2005. She applauds her school, district and community for providing strong support for arts education. Martha showcases the work of her students on the district website, Artsonia and OAEA sponsored exhibits such as YAM, YPAE and the State House Exhibit.


What does Mrs. Carroll’s elementary art class encompass? Martha has her art students repeat a daily mantra, “In Art, there are NO WRONG ANSWERS”. Her K-4 students accept responsibility for their own set-up, clean-up, material care and project storage. Students experience a wide range of media from printmaking, ceramics, collage, sculpture, fabric, painting and drawing. Her budding young artists also demonstrate their knowledge of art vocabulary and technique terminology when discussing artistic processes. Martha says, “I regularly guide students of all age-levels in the use of Critical Inquiry, teaching them to look more thoughtfully at Art by describing the subject and medium, analyzing the Elements and Principles, and interpreting the artist’s meaning or message.”


Martha Carroll has served on her district’s Fine Arts curriculum writing team, attends and presents at OAEA conferences and is a member of NAEA. She has also served OAEA as SW’s PR/advocacy chair (3 years) and 2nd VP of the OAEA. Martha completed her MAAE at The Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2009, completing her thesis in sculpture. She continues to create her own work and exhibit locally, inspiring the fledgling artists of Montgomery Elementary.