MEET MEHBEADER
  • Hello! 

    I'm the art teacher at Sunrise Elementary and I've been teaching here since 2018!  Born and raised right here in Marion County, I graduated from Vanguard High School in 1988.  I graduated from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee with a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design. In 1992 I returned to Ocala where I began my career as a graphic artist at the Ocala Star-Banner newspaper. I also worked at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in Atlanta, Georgia, and The Palm Beach Post newspaper in West Palm Beach, where I worked for 16 years before returning home again. I began my second career as an art teacher two years ago. 

     Reach me by email:

    christopher.smith@marion.k12.fl.us