Hello! My name is Mrs. Stewart. I am the new art teacher at Long Middle School. I will be teaching art for grades 6-8 both in person and virtual.
I grew up and lived in Pennsylvania up until this past summer. I lived and worked in a small town called Waynesburg near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I am a Pittsburgh Penguins and Pittsburgh Pirates fan. In my family, there is me, my husband Mr. Stewart (who is teaching at the high school), our toddler Izzy (short for Isabella) and our dog Spike. We moved into Cheraw at the very beginning of August and have been enjoying getting to know the area and the community.
I have taught in public school for the last nine years. All nine of those years I taught Spanish and I taught art for the last two years in addition to Spanish. I have worked in a combined middle and high school for my entire career and am looking forward to be able to focus on middle school. I've taught Introduction to Art for 7th and 8th grade students all the way to Art 2 in the high school.
As for art, I am an avid crocheter and drawer. I also love watercolors and I enjoy painting. In addition to those I also am familiar and comfortable with colored pencils, chalk and oil pastels, clay work, and printmaking. I hope to do all of these activities with the students, but it will be stretched out over the three years they are with me.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me! I am most easily reached by email but I also try to return phone calls promptly.