Name: Katie Tarczali, Art Teacher
How long have you been teaching? I have been teaching for 7 years, 5 years at ASCS
What is the best part of your job? Getting messy and watching the smiles on the students faces as they walk in the room.
If you had a superpower for the day, what would it be? Being able to change the color of whatever I touch.
What is your favorite kind of music? I like a little bit of everything especially Jason Marz and show tunes.
Do you have any pets? A cat named Lily.
Do you have a hidden talent? If yes, what is it? I believe my profession gives it away. I’m an artist. I can also sing second soprano, but I am no longer in a choir.
What is your favorite type of book to read? With two kids at home I don’t read much for myself, but I do enjoy a good Harry Potter or Divergent type book.
What did you want to be when you grew up? When I was very young I wanted to be just like my favorite art teacher. Later on, I wanted to be a fashion designer or a magazine advertiser, but ended up where I truly belong.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? I would love to live in Italy again or my home away from home Bethany Beach, Delaware.
What was your first job? I worked at a bridal shop ironing dresses and helping brides pick out their wedding gowns. I also babysat for triplets!
Any other fun facts? Before I switched careers I worked alongside fabulous designers to create stationery with celebrity clients. My favorite artist is Edgar Degas. My favorite color is purple. My favorite poet is e.e. cummings.