Knight in the Spotligh: Pattie Ferrick

Mrs. Ferrick has taught Art at Regents for the past 11 years and now teaches the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. She also coaches PSIA On-site Drawing each year. As an Art teacher, Mrs. Ferrick sparks curiosity and sharpens observation skills in her students by making connections to everyday life. (This is where her stories of Hairy the Spider usually pop in.) She reminds them that as we are created in God's image, we too have been given the gift to create. What a privilege! Whenever possible, Mrs. Ferrick builds Art curriculum around what students are already learning in their academic classroom. She hopes to instill an understanding that Art is an integral part of history and culture.

Mrs. Ferrick says, ”Regents students bring so much to our Art Room discussions and processes as they learn to create what is true, good, and beautiful. We celebrate the roadblocks in the process, because it is there that we learn to solve problems. Their enthusiasm, diligence, and creativity inspire me! And we are not afraid to make messes!”

When not busy in the Art Room, Mrs. Ferrick enjoys time with her husband of 40+ years, her 4 grown children and their spouses, 2 grand kids, her sister, digging in my garden, shooting pictures, and painting.

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