Eileen O'Brien

Eileen O'Brien

Eileen was an active participant in CAEA, co-chairing the Yam/Riverside County Show for two years and presenting workshops for elementary teachers at several professional development conferences. She constantly spoke to others about how important the professional development she received was to her personally and professionally.

Lifetime Accomplishments

Eileen was an example of how an elementary teacher can bring visual art into the classroom and how, in doing so, it can have a positive impact on children’s lives. Teaching visual art in her classroom brought joy to her life, and she always wanted to share that with other teachers.Eileen began her teaching career in Baldwin Park and taught for Lake Elsinore Unified School District for 27 years. It was Eileen’s attendance at a CAEA conference that spurred her extended commitment to integrating art into her elementary classroom.