BA in Studio Art and Art Education, 1987 - Michigan State University

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification in Early/Middle Childhood Art - 2001 (Original certification).  Renewed National Board Certification, 2011. 


8 years Stateside Elem.

13 years Jacksonville Commons Elem.

1 year Jacksonville High School

1 year Topsail High School

2 1/2 years Laurel Bay Intermediate School (South Carolina)


Hi!  I'm Wendy Craig and I'm the Art teacher at Stateside Elementary.  My husband, Christopher, and I have been married for 30 years and I have a son Ian (33) and a son Colin (27).  I also have two wonderful daughters-in-law, Tiffany and Valerie, an adorable grandson, Jacob, 5, and a precious granddaughter, Caroline, 7 months.   In addition, I have 2 crazy pups that I love to death, Bella and Chloe, and  3 sweet "granddogs"; Iris, Arlo, Dudley!  My husband is a retired US Marine and now works for the General Services Administration with the Federal Government, Ian lives and works in Indiana, as the GM of a restaurant near Indianapolis and is loving being a Daddy, and Colin is a software developer in Raleigh.   

I grew up in Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Studio Art and Art Education (GO SPARTANS!).  I was also on the dance/ pom pon team while at MSU, called MSU MOTION.   After our marriage, the Marine Corps sent us to Beaufort, SC, where I taught in an Elementary school.  We then moved to Iowa, where I operated a Dance Studio and taught kids and adults tap, jazz, and ballet.  (I have always loved dance.)  From there, we spent a year in Quantico, VA, and then, 23 years ago, we came to Jacksonville, where we've been ever since.  We now consider Jacksonville our "home" and love it here.  I've been teaching with Onslow County Schools for 22 years!

My hobbies include working out (love Body Pump and Freedom Barre), card-making and paper-crafts, knitting, reading and of course, art (drawing and "Zentangling" is my favorite).   

I love the Michigan State Spartans, the North Carolina State Wolfpack and the Carolina Panthers!