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Elizabeth Collier Kile, American artist, educator. Certified teacher K-12 Michigan, Illinois, guidance and counseling Michigan. Recipient First School Athletic Letter to a Female, George A. Dondero High School, 1972; Competitive scholar, State of Michigan, 1972, School of Art scholar, University Michigan, 1975, 1976.


Kile, Elizabeth Collier was born on January 15, 1954 in New York City.


Bachelor of Fine Arts cum laude, University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1976. Master of Arts in Guidance and Counseling, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, 1979. Master of Education in Art, University Illinois, Champaign Urbana, 2001.


Swim instructor, lifeguard City of Charlevoix/Rogers City, Michigan, 1975—1980. Art teacher Romeo (Michigan) Community Schools, 1976—1980, Stephenson Elementary School, Des Plaines, Illinois, 1987—1989, Avoca School District 37, Wilmette, 1989—1990, Kildeer Countryside South Dakota 96, Long Grove, since 1990. Fine arts director St Simons Episcopal Church, Arlington Heights, Illinois, 1993—1995.

Fine arts director, co-chair Kaleidoscope Fine Arts Festival, Buffalo Grove, Illinois, 1996, Mad About the Arts Festival, Buffalo Grove, 1998.


  • Certified teacher K-12 Michigan, Illinois, guidance and counseling Michigan.


  • Other Work

    • Costume and set designer St. Simon's Christmas Productions. Exhibited in group shows at Crooked Tree Arts Council Photo Show (1st place, 1973), Bachelor of Fine Arts University Michigan Art Show. Logo designer various prodns.


Judge and jury for fine arts scholarships Frontier Days Festival, Arlington Heights, 1997—2002. Sunday school teacher St. Simon's Episcopal Church, 1997. Volunteer Cowboy Dreams, Barrington, 2004—2005.

Member of National Education Association, Illinois Art Education Association, Kildeer Education Association, Illinois Education Association, Museum Contemporary Art, Art Institute Chicago, University Michigan Alumni Association, Kappa Alpha Theta.


  • Other Interests

    Art, skiing, horses, gardening, travel.


Daughter of Samuel Meyer Collier and Virginia Ann Lawler, Elton Lewis and Maud Elizabeth Lawler. Children: Richard Collier, Kathryn Elizabeth.

Samuel Meyer Collier

Virginia Ann Lawler

Richard Collier Kile

Kathryn Elizabeth Kile