Keila Cross



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Keila Cross


I am very excited to be at Washington Middle School teaching ART this year. After a couple years off from the distric, it is great to be back. During my time away, I was able to be with my three small children and gain experience working in early childhood education.  I have taught k-12 for MCPS in Art and Special Education. I have a fine Art degree from the Univeristy of Montana with k-12 Art Education and p-12 Special education teaching endorsements. I also have a Masters Degree in Education. I am often a Teaching Artist for The Missula Art Museum as well as SPARK!  

When I was a youngster, school was a struggle. I had the desire to learn but much of school was challenging. I was fortunate to have passionate art teachers who shared with me alternate ways to see and experience the world. I want all my students to feel valued, to grow in confidence, to appreciate the arts, and visual self-expression....

When I am not at school you can find me playing outside with my husband and three children or getting into some messy project with my kidlets.


My schedule is often changing. You can contact me via email or by calling Washington Middle School directly and someone will track me down. That number is 406.542.4085