Shayla is our Middle School Arts, Studio Art 1, and 3D Design teacher. Shayla graduated from the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts for high school, and from Wheaton College where she double majored in Studio Art and Creative Writing. This is Shayla’s third year teaching. She decided to become a teacher after two years of volunteering in Youth Ministries because she loves working with kids, and teaching is the perfect combination of her passion for learning and creating. Her favorite part of serving as an art teach is, after helping students to learn the tools to give full voice to their creative potential, seeing students surprise themselves with what they are able to create. Shayla decided to come to The Master's School because she appreciates a learning environment where she can teach about God’s creativity, His love for His creation, and the tremendous gift of participating in that creation. Shayla appreciates the encouraging environment and the support that the faculty and staff provide each other and the students.
Shayla grew up in Canton, CT and is currently living in Granby, CT. She is a Graduate Degree student at Harvard Extension School for a Masters in Liberal Art for Creative Writing and Literature. She love losing herself in a good book, hiking in the mountains, and traveling and visiting different art museums. A fun fact about Shayla is that she studied abroad in England and Italy when she was in college, and is determined to try new food every time she visits a foreign country- such as raw fish, pickles and onions in Amsterdam.