Welcome to the Art Department. My name is B. David Duncan. This is my 6th year here at Lead Hill and I have enjoyed this experience tremendously.
I received my Associate of Arts Degree from Hannibal-LaGrange College and then on to finish my Bachelor of Arts Degree at Carson-Newman College in Tennessee with a major in Art and Art Education. After teaching in a private school for a year, I took a staff position as Supervisor of the Art Department in a Dallas publishing company, where I spent several years.
I came to Arkansas in 1988 to help take care of some family business and started working as a manager in a local company. During this time I began working on refining my art and entering various competitions around the country with both paintings and wood sculptures as well as operating my own business. While doing this, I began to feel the urge to get back into teaching. So after 18 years, I finally made the decision to take that leap.
Just so happens, at the time I began looking for a teaching position, Lead Hill was looking for a new art teacher. Isn't it amazing when these things happen? I had kept my Teachers Certification updated, so all I had to do was take the Praxis and here I am today.
Honestly folks, I live and breath art. My whole life consists of art both here and at home. My hope is that just a little of this will rub off onto my students. One day as they are out in the world doing something, a thought comes into their mind about an art class they had while in school and brings a smile to their face. "Mr. Duncan taught me that" they will say, what more can a teacher ask for.
This is a GREAT school and I want to thank all of you, students, parents and staff for making this a wonderful place to teach and accepting me with open arms.
Feel free to contact me at any time with questions about your students.