Jack P. Nix Elementary

Mrs: Katie DeFoor

  • Instructor of: Elementary Art Grades K - 5

Contact Info

  • Phone: (706) 865-6935
  • Email: katie.defoor@white.k12.ga.us
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Hello! Though I did not grow up here, my earliest memories of Cleveland, GA go back to when I was about six years old. My mother would bring me to visit Babyland General, we would go to a local antique shop, and then get an ice cream. I have always loved this little town! I met my husband, Jeff, while in Art classes at North Georgia College. After we got married, we settled in Dahlonega and now live north of town near Turner's Corner. I have always loved working with and being around children. I have four of my own! Griffin and Jay are students at WCMS. Anna Kate and Ben are here at JPN! In my time apart from teaching, I enjoy painting, reading, playing outside, and hunting for antiques. As a family, we enjoy scouting, geocaching, camping, and traveling.


I am a 2001 graduate of North Georgia College and State University. My degree and certifications include Art Education, Special Education, Middle Grades Education (Science and Social Studies), and Early Childhood Education.

In have experience teaching Kindergarteners through 9th graders in the subject areas of Social Studies, Science, Math, ELA, and Art.

Outside of my regular classroom experiences, I have also worked with kids at a youth shelter for boys, worked as a life guard and swimming instructor, and now serve with the children's program at my church, Concord At Mt. Yonah.

Art Club at Jack P. Nix !

The Art Club will be for students in grades 2 through 5.

The purpose of the JPN Art Club is to promote a growing appreciation for art in our community and in our school while fostering imagination and encouraging students in their efforts. It is my hope that students who participate in Art Club will have a space to create, contribute to their community, and feel confident in their efforts.

Information about the Art Club will be in your child's take home folder.

Stay tuned to this web page to find out about various community art shows and creative opportunities for your child!