• About Ms. Swanson



    About Ms. Swanson

    I have been teaching Art at Gates Chili High School for 23 years. I am a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelors in Fine and Applied Arts. I received my Teaching Certification from Buffalo State College and my Masters in Education from Brockport State College. I worked in Advertising for a short time before I realized my true calling of being a teacher. I can't imagine doing anything else. I truly enjoy being part of Gates Chili and the teaching profession. I couldn't ask for a better place to work, a better department to teach art in, or a better group of people to work with. The students I get to work with are wonderful as well. It is great watching them grow in their talents and into amazing young adults.

    I am also co-advisor of of the Yearbook. I am extremely proud of this organization and truly enjoy being a part of it.

    My free time is spent with my three wonderful children (Chris, Jacob and McKenzie). Chris is 23, Jake is 20 and McKenzie is 16. Chris and McKenzie are very active in sports and Jake is an amazing spectator. They keep me very busy!! Jacob is severely handicapped but doesn't have a diagnosis. He is a very special little guy who has taught me many valuable lessons.

    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with you as a student, parent or colleague!