Teacher of the Week: Mrs. Gartley

What do you teach?

“2D art, 3D art, and Ceramics.”

What do you enjoy about teaching at UHS?

“I love the studio space. Its I the envy of every art teacher I know. I love being constantly inspired by the students here. I love my colleagues and their  professionalism and dedication.

Where did you attend college and where else have you worked?

“I attended IUP and CUP, but finally got my degree from Seton Hill. I have been teaching for fifteen years, 10 at BF and 5 here. In my other life I was a full time mom and a stable manager.”

Was teaching the job you dreamed of?

“Yes literally, I had a dream that I was an art teacher and I thought why not,”

What do you like to do in your spare time?

“I spend my time with my grandchildren, kids, husband, and dog. I ride bicycles. I remodel houses. I like going to art museums and cultural events. I also like to travel!”

What inspired you to become a teacher?

“Caring about people, especially young people and remembering how much I appreciated the caring teacher I had.”

 

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