The Rebecca Hare

Creativity in the Classroom


Do you value creativity in your classroom?  Have some great projects or tips you'd like to share with the EducateSTL community?  Submit your ideas in a short video and you can be eligible for one of many prizes in this  award category!


Team Work

Are you part of a dynamic duo that incorporates creativity into your school culture? Share your strategies and tips for making creative team teaching work and you and your partner could share this prize! 


Work Team Meeting

Creative Project

Do you have a unique project that brings out the creative side of your students?  Share your process and results with us to become eligible for one of three prizes!


Creative Work

Tips & Tricks

Do you incorporate creativity in small ways?  Teachers of all grade levels and content areas do this every day!  Share your best strategies and become eligible to win one of six prizes!


Submissions Accepted

 November 30-January 18

About Rebecca Hare


After a decade in Italy as a design consultant and creative director, Rebecca Louise Hare became fascinated with education. The young designers she hired, she found, struggled with problem-solving and critical thinking. She returned to the U.S. to study education and built on her BFA in Industrial Design from The European Design Institute in Milan, Italy with a M.A.T. in Art from Fontbonne University, St. Louis. Her Master's thesis focused on Design Thinking and evaluating and enhancing creativity through the study of design and art. Now, Rebecca is an art and design teacher with Clayton Public Schools in St. Louis. She's also a learning space designer and co-author of the book: The Space: A Guide for Educators. Rebecca has also taught art and innovation, science, Design Thinking and architecture. She has worked with a number of schools to collaboratively design learning spaces and experiences that enhance student learning, agency and making thinking visible.

This award was made possible by Jason and Amy Peach, who sponsored it in recognition of their dear friend and inspirational art teacher, Rebecca. 


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