Hi, My name is Francie Grandanette. This is my 25th year of teaching art at a variety of schools in Kansas City. My first 15 years were spent teaching high school at DeLaSalle, I then made a move 9 years ago to elementary school teaching at Pathway Academy, KCNA, and for KCPS. I am very excited to be teaching at KCIA. I hope to share my excitement for the arts and art-making with my students while building strong relationships along the way. I earned my bachelor’s degree from Northwest Missouri State and am certified to teach art grades k-12. I am also currently working on my Master in Art Education and hope to be finished by the summer of 2022. When people ask me what type of art I like to create I always have a difficult time answering, I really love creating all types of art but my favorites are working with clay and fiber arts. Besides teaching art and taking classes, I am married and have a 12-year-old son, Jude. I love to garden and entertain friends and family in my backyard.