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Hi everyone! I'm Ms. Wetz, the Art teacher at MSA! I have been teaching for 23 years in Marion County. The various positions I have taught range from ESOL teacher to Kindergarten teacher to Writing teacher to Primary Math teacher to Art teacher. Previous to arriving at MSA, I taught Art at Shady Hill Elementary.
I have two children that are now in college. My son is studying Engineering at Florida Polytechnic University and my daughter is a freshman at Central Florida College. Some activities I enjoy are visiting art galleries and museums (no surprise there!) and learning new art techniques such as my current favorite, glass fusion. I particularly like the glassblowing work of Dale Chihuly. This past winter I was foster parent to several Monarch caterpillars that happily made it to butterflies! I also like naps! I've avidly pursued naps since my children were babies and plan to continue this past time for many years!
I graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1991 and earned my master's degree from St. Leo University. I didn't become an Art teacher until later in my teaching career and although I have enjoyed teaching different grade levels and subjects over the years, I LOVE TEACHING ART! Nothing is as exciting as creating something new with paint or clay and I am thrilled to see the the delight children have when they create something as unique as themselves. Children are natural artists and my goal as their art teacher is for them to explore different art techniques and mediums and develop a lifelong desire to CREATE!