Mrs. Heather Mcllwain

Mrs. Crystal Swanson

Crystal Swanson teachers Kinder, First and Second Art at PHS. She also does art history lectures at Rock Valley College Center for Learning in Retirement. She enjoys creating new challenging projects for her students using a variety of art media such as wool, clay, cardboard construction and recycled materials. She has a B.A. in Art History and a Master's in Teaching, both from Rockford University. She has 8 grandchildren and loves to trail ride her two horses when not teaching art!

Examples of our students' works are posted at under the Prairie Hill School gallery. If parents register (have them email me for the code) they can see their students' artwork, get emails when new artwork is published, and leave encouraging comments. Grandparents and other student "fans" can also sign up to view the artwork.