Phone: (716)652-3000


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Art Education- Daemen College, 2009 M.S. Art Education- Buffalo State College, 2011 Visual Arts K-12 Professional Teaching Certificate

Mr. Napierala

Hello! I am a 2005 Iroquois graduate and I couldn't be happier to teach at my alma matter! I am the Iroquois Art Department chair and I teach K-4 Art at both Elma and Wales Primary Schools. 

As an artist I have exhibited at the Burchfield Penney Art center in 2012 where I worked to create the installation titled "Secret Spaces" with fellow Iroquois Alum, Kari Achatz. Secret Spaces Website. I have since exhibited in the East Aurora Fall Art Walk in 2015, Cepa Photogaraphy gallery in 2017, and in the Buffalo State Alumni Show in 2017. My first love as an artist was drawing, and I am still fascinated by illustrations and hand lettering. My favorite medium currently is Acrylic paints, and I love to create portraits of animals and people! I am always interested in learning and trying new mediums! My love and passion for the arts is shown in my teaching, and I love to take what I've learned as an artist and bring it to my students.