Author Bryan Skavnak’s first love is golf. He teaches youth and adult classes as a golf professional in Minnesota. When he’s not on the golf course, he travels to schools as a motivational speaker and storyteller. He also operates the website, bethenicekid.com. What started as one of his motivational quotes for his golf students, soon became a quote loved by educators everywhere.
In the spring of 2018, Bryan began looking for an artist to partner with to design and illustrate for Be The Nice Kid. He found Muse Elementary art teacher, Natalie Blackburn, to be the perfect fit. Bryan especially liked Ms. Blackburn’s daily positive chalkboard illustrations that are shared with students/staff at Muse and posted on the internet daily for others to see. Ms. Blackburn has been working with Bryan and Be the Nice Kid on illustrations for books, workbooks, and activity pages, helping students stay positive and Be the Nice Kid all over the world!
For more Be the Nice Kid positive stories, quotes, and messages check out bethenicekid.com
You can also check out “The Blackburn Board” daily chalkboard drawings and other happenings in the art room on the Muse Elementary Art page at facebook.com/museelementaryart
Bryan came to visit Muse and talk with our students on November 11th. The students loved his stories and enjoyed spending time with him.