Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Art Education NC Teaching License NAEA

Mrs. King

Hey everyone - my name is Mrs. King & I want you to know that I love art!  I have been teaching art for over 17 years to students of all ages-- PreK-12th grade (including some adults along the way).  I began my teaching career at The Montgomery School in PA (private PreK-8 school).  I also taught in Pender county for 14 years between Topsail Middle School & Surf City Middle School.  Last year I taught art at White Oak High School grades 9-12 including Art 1; Sculpture & Ceramics; Folk & Global Art.  

I graduated magna cum laude from Kutztown University of PA with a B.S. in Art Education.  I loved every art class I took at KU and decided to dig a little deeper than most Art Ed. students by taking extra studio art classes from Life Drawing to Ceramics, Sculpture, Fiber Arts, and Painting.

My home studio on Topsail Island is where I get creative & where I will be teaching from online this year!  I get a lot of creative ideas from working with kids & searching for new & exciting projects.  I don't like to repeat the same old thing year after year.  I often do the same projects that I give students just to keep things fresh.  My artwork is displayed around the Topsail Island area where I live.  My artist website is "Topsail Island Art - Dana King"

I live in Surf City - Topsail Island, NC with my husband Bob and our two goldendoodles Belle and Barney!  My husband is a retired PE/Health & Social Studies teacher from Pender County Schools.  We both love going to the beach and playing with our dogs.  I also love paddleboarding in the marsh; plants & flowers, animals; and creating art inspired by nature.