Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Kristen O'Neil - Art Teacher

I teach art at Ware Elementary and Dixon Preschool! I am a graduate of James Madison University (GO, DUKES)! I have a Bachelors of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) with my concentration being in Painting and Drawing and completed the JMU art education program. I am a member of the NAEA and VAEA, so I'm always going to conferences and staying on top of the lastest news in art education! I have a wonderful husband named Cooper! We love attending our school art shows, musicals, and school activities! My favorite things to do include: reading books, grabbing a bite at the local drive-in diner and listening to vinyl records. 

I am extremely passionate about art education but, more importantly, passionate about working with students!  I look forward to helping your child achieve and succeed as artists and imaginative thinkers! Art helps our students develop their creativity and problem solving skills. I encourage communication with parents/guardians! Please email me with any questions:


I am excited to explore the wonderful world of art with your child! Please reach out to me about anything! I love hearing from you & getting your feedback!