RELATED & FINE ARTS
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Classes are offered in Physical Education, Computers/STREAM, Music, Art, and Spanish . Students will enjoy these unique opportunities for learning once a week for 40 minutes. Each Related Art teacher is certified in their area of instruction and is an expert in their field.
University of Dayton
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education
“We are all pencils in the hand of God.”
~ Mother Teresa
Passionate, resourceful and incredibly creative visual art teacher ready to share her knowledge of art history, art appreciation and art making. Trained and confident in teaching a vast array of artistic mediums. Has experience in the classroom with a wide range of ages and learning styles. Works to promote an atmosphere that engages each and every student, allowing them all to find success in their creative process. Has a positive attitude and outlook anchored by a strong faith in God. Communicates well, with strong interpersonal skills to help build a strong rapport with her students, their families, faculty members, and the school community.
Andrea Karpuszka, General Music Grades JK-8
University of Dayton
Bachelor of Arts in Music
To introduce students to all styles of music through singing, dance and playing instruments. To help students develop self-esteem by providing opportunities to perform as individuals or in a group in front of peers and parents.
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(Mr. M), Band, 4-8
Bachelor and Master Degrees in Flute Performance
Cleveland State University
Music Education Certification
I am very excited to be at St. Gabriel School and to continue to bring passion, quality and growth to our band program. I look forward to rolling up our sleeves and making music together!
Friday All Day
A high quality and comprehensive Band Program is offered for interested students in grades four through eight.
The bands perform in school concerts, school assemblies, community festivals, and honors band programs. The Jazz Band has reached a level of high performance that qualifies them to perform yearly in the spring at the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Instrumental instruction is offered on all band instruments.
Small group instrument lessons and full band rehearsals are provided during school hours, in time slots that do not pull out from classroom instruction time, and so as not to compete with students’ many other after school activities. Lessons and rehearsals take place agains in a dedicated Band Room with professional quality equipment.
Computers & Technology
Illiana Thomson, Spanish, JK-8
Universidad de Tehnolica Menterrrey
Associate of Arts in Communications and Business
Opening a child’s mind and heart, to the wonders of another culture, makes all of us realize we are in fact, all children of God.
In keeping with research supporting the benefits of children studying a second language, Spanish is also included in students’ subjects of study. Spanish is taught once a week to all grades with the goal of learning enrichment, and reaching a level of familiarity, understanding and ease of basic communication in the language.
Maureen Boucher, Physical Education Grades JK-8
John Carroll University
Bachelor of Arts
I believe that success in the gym can be measured in many ways, and that every student can be successful.We try different activities, find things that we enjoy, and keep MOVING!!