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A graduate of Lexington One’s Gilbert High School, Carlee McCartha Myers is an artist, photographer, and teacher with ten years of experience as Lexington High School’s AP Studio Art and Photography teacher. Myers is a graduate of Columbia College where she received her bachelor’s degree in Studio Art and minored in Communication. Before entering the field of education, Myers worked as a graphic designer having her designs in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal. After becoming a teacher in 2003, Myers went on to receive her National Board Certification in Studio Art. She is also a Gifted and Talented certified educator. She is a graduate of the Curriculum Leadership Institute in the Arts (CLIA) and member of the Lexington One Fine Arts Leadership Team. Myers has written and received both the Michelin Golden Apple Grant and the S.C. Department of Education Arts Curricular Innovation “Special Projects” Grant to fund creative teaching strategies in her classroom. She has also written pacing guides for the arts as part of the Lexington One Visual Arts Curriculum Writing Team. Her students have won numerous awards, including SC State Fair art awards, Scholastic Arts awards including a coveted “Silver Key,” and over $1000 in awards money from the Lexington Medical Centers’ Art of Healing art contest. Four of her AP Art students had work selected for the prestigious Southern Regional AP Art Show presented by the College Board showcasing student work from South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Myers enjoys painting and has won various awards for her artwork. Her art was showcased in the 2008 SC Art Educators Invitational art show at Columbia College. She also owns her own business, Carlee Myers Photography and Design where she specializes in graphic design and portraits for the whole family. She is a proud mom to Brayden, McKenna, and Carson and wife of Lexington Technology Centers’ Assistant Director, Bryce Myers.