• Coach Lantrip making like Monet on the beach in Florida Coach Lantrip on a golf outing in Destin Florida

    Email address: elantrip@madison-schools.com
    School Phone Number: 601-898-8730

    Welcome Message

    Hello! Welcome to Coach Lantrip's Web Page. I have 33 years experience teaching and coaching in Mississippi schools. My favorite subject to teach is Art and I have been fortunate to teach at every level in my career; Elementary, Middle School, High School and College. Several of my students have won awards in the yearly Scholastic Art Competitions and some have gone on to study Art in college and become Professional Artists or Art Teachers. This is my 6th year to be at OTMS and I am excited about the opportunity once again to teach Art to the students at OTMS. Also I am a Football Coach at OTMS, working with 7th Grade and the 8th Grade OTMS Football Titians.

    About the Class
    The 6th Grade Art class is a General Introduction to Art. It covers the Basics of Art; Drawing, Painting, Color Theory, Design and The Early History of Art ( Egyptian Art, Greek Art, Roman Art, and Art of the Middle Ages). We cover the Architecture of the time periods as well. Also we do Art Projects that involve Art Elements, Art Principles, Realism (Still Life, Landscapes,, etc.) and Abstract Art. There are crossover Art Projects that bring other Subjects into the Art Class (Math, Science, History, etc.). There will tests covering material studied in class. There is no homework assigned in this class. All work must be completed in class. The only homework would be to study for upcoming tests. All Major Assignments (Art Projects and Tests) count for 67% of the Term grade, while Minor Assignments (Bellringers,worksheets, etc.) count for 33% of the Term grade. Grading on Art Projects will be based on a Universal Art Project Rubric. There is a $5.00 Art Fee for the class. The money is to be paid to the Art Teacher and a receipt will be issued to the student. This Fee is to help purchase Art Materials for the whole class to use, which are consumed in the course of the year. If your child has individual Art supplies that you have purchased, I can store them in my classroom or they can keep them to use in other classes. Art work will periodically be sent home each term. All art will be sent home at the end of the year. If you need to get in touch with me use the email address or call the Front Office to set up a conference.

    About the Teacher

    I graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi.with a BFA in Drawing and Painting. I also completed a second undergraduate degree with a BS degree, majoring in Athletic Administration and Coaching. After teaching and coaching in Jackson for 4 years I went on to receive my Master's degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Art from the University of Mississippi. In addition, I did Graduate work at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, TN, where I was a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Art Department. Upon completion of my education, I returned to the Jackson area where I taught Art and coached (Football and Baseball) in Jackson and Rankin County. I was an Adjunct Professor of Art at Belhaven University for 5 years. I coached Football at Millsaps College for one season, serving as Defensive Backs Coach. I have worked as a Graphic Artist as well, winning awards for my illustrations and designs. I paint in my spare time and exhibit my work from time to time. My hobby is golf. In 2013 I was "Player of the Year" for my Club's Mens Golf Association. When I have time, I like to read, specifically about Military History (Civil War, World War 2). I am married to Roxann Lantrip, who is an Elementary Music Teacher. I have 3 sons (Nathan, Andrew, and Matt), 3 stepdaughters (Erin, Amy and Haley) and three grandchildren (Chase, Bryce, and Savannah). Also I have two dogs; a Miniature Dachshund (Gabbie) and a Yorkshire Terrier (Tobi).

    Also I am a veteran having served in the U.S. Marines. During my time of service I was stationed in Washington, D.C. at the Marine Barracks, 8th and I Street, the "Spit and Polish" unit of the Corps. During that time I participated in Evening Military parades for visiting dignitaries, funeral processions at Arlington National Cemetery, a Presidential Inauguration, as well as a Presidential Funeral with full honors, and other ceremonial events. Later I was stationed at Camp David, the Presidential Retreat. For this duty I was presented the Presidential Service Award for Service in the White House. 
     on the 1st Tee at Congressional Country Club