Faculty Spotlight: Ms. Andrea Giaier

Secondary Art & Design teacher, Andrea Giaier, is inspired by working with students from diverse backgrounds. “I hope to help them find their visual voice as we inspire each other to create positive change through art,” she shared. Andrea grew up next door to a Christmas tree farm outside of Detroit, Michigan. She studied photography, printmaking, and metal-smithing, before getting a Master’s degree in Art Education and Social Justice. Most of Andrea’s work background has been in arts-based and food justice non-profits, including working closely with refugees and homeless youth. As a contract artist, she traveled to South Asia, and when she decided to settle in one place for a prolonged period of time, Lincoln School and Nepal beckoned. “I love how beautiful the campus is, as well as how kind and welcoming the students are,” Andrea said. “I feel that is an extension of the culture here in Nepal that I really love.” Andrea still brings those elements of social justice into her classroom, cultivating not only a love for visual art and design, but an awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion, including environmental stewardship, identity, and social change. We are thrilled to have Andrea inspiring our students and happy to have her as part of our Lincoln family.