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Ingrid in High School

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Ingrid Gearhart


I work at UAA because there’s no other high school in Southern Utah that lives and breathes creativity and critical thinking the way this school does. Art and academics are meant to go hand in hand, and here, they’re honored as two sides of the same coin. Both are vital. Both are essential. Both work in tandem to create a community that’s engaged, vibrant, and willing to take risks. It’s kind of like working at Hogwarts. There’s magic in the canyon and we all can feel it.


BFA, Massachusetts College of Art (Illustration)
MFA, Chapman University (Film and Screenwriting)
MFA, Vermont College of Fine Arts (Creative Writing)

Novel Publications:

All We Left Behind, New York: Simon and Schuster, 2015.

Previous Experience:

Novelist and Writing Workshop Instructor (Freelance, The Highlights Foundation, Pneuma Creative), Story Editor and Writing Coach (Ingrid’s Notes)
College Instructor (The Art Institute)
College Instructor (Westwood College)
Screenwriter’s Assistant (James Manos Production, Emmy Award Winner)
Youth Writing Instructor (Campfire USA)

Professional Activity:

Professional Author and Illustrator (Freelance), Writing Conference Speaker and Panelist (Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference, Los Angeles Public Library, Pasadena Public Library, Various Nationwide Book Festivals and High Schools), Writing Workshop Instructor (Highlights Foundation, Pneuma Creative), Creative Writing Instructional YouTube Channel (Ingrid’s Notes)

Professional Affiliations:

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Folio Literary Management


Warner Brother’s Television Writing Fellowship: Honorable Mention, 2008 (Warner Brothers), Cecil B. Demile Award: Best Television Screenplay, 2004 (Chapman University), Young Adult Fiction Grant, 2010 (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), Short n’ Neat Playwriting Contest Winner, 1998 (New Haven Arts Association), Art Merit Scholarship, 1998 (Massachusetts College of Art)

Art Exhibitions and Publications:

20+ Published editorial and children’s illustrations (New Moon Magazine for Girls, Vision Magazine, Sage Woman Magazine, etc.)
10+ Art exhibitions throughout North America (Davis Town Museum, North Hollywood Gallery, Hive Gallery, etc.)

2021-22 Class Schedule

A1English 12B1English 10
A2English 12B2English 10
A3AP EnglishB3English 10
A4English SupportB4English Support