Carol Hackler has taught at The Dunham School for 15 years. She graduated from LSU in 1970 with a BS in education, majoring in Social Studies and minoring in Journalism. After years of painting with a well known instructor, she went back to LSU and got her certification in Art Education in 1997. She taught American History, Louisiana History, Free Enterprise, and Middle School art for a period of three years before teaching Upper School Art. She was the Department Chair of the Fine Arts Department for seven years. Her classroom has moved to five different locations as she has watched the school change and expand. She does look forward to one last move into the new Chapel Arts and Performing Arts Building. Through the years ,many students have graduated in art and gone on to use their knowledge and passion to make art their life's work. This, she would say is her biggest "success."
Carol, along with teaching high school students, is a practicing artist and paints for commission. Her specialties are portraits, dogs, houses, and still life. She has also taught private art classes through the years. Her biggest pleasures in life revolve around her love for her family, three wonderful children, four fabulous grandchildren, and her love for her career. All of this could have only happened with the goodness and grace from the Lord above.