Before becoming an educator, Kelly Karr enjoyed a 20-year career in advertising and graphic design. Following a desire to return to fine art and hands-on making, Kelly focused her attention toward graduate research in STEAM curriculum. In her first years of teaching, Kelly developed an innovative elementary STEAM program, and was instrumental in her high school program earning Georgia’s first STEAM certification. Ms. Karr regularly presents at STEM and STEAM conferences on cross-curricular project-based learning. Vital to the effectiveness of any art teacher, Kelly continues to practice her own artwork.