New Art Teacher

New Art Teacher

Lots of people don’t know her but she is the new art teacher, and I thought we should give her a big Garner welcome and make her feel like she is at home. I took some time with Ms. Mosqueda to ask her what are some fun things to know about her. “Ms.Mosqueda, what college did you go to, what year, and what was your degree?” “I attended several schools during my higher academic persuits, both community colleges and different universities. I graduated in 2005 from Texas State University with my Bachelors degree in Fine Art.” We know you’re a big fan of art, but is there anything else you would like to do instead of art?” “ I have many passions. I love animals, especially my dog She-Bop!, travelling, riding my bike, and of course making and seeing artworks from all different levels and different cultures.” She is off 5th period if you want to talk to her about any creative things and is here after school till 4:30 pm everyday.

Ms. Mosqueda came to Garner for many reasons but here are a few. “I loved the way my coworkers made me feel welcome and help me out in anyway they can. I also loved the outdoor campus. There are so many opportunities to see and feel the sunlight throughout our day and that was important to me. Meeting the students has been a positive experience and I love learning about them and watching them become amazing, creative people. My most recent campus was in a rural setting, and I am much more comfortable in an urban setting here at Garner.”

She has lived in many places but then she came to San Antonio to start a new life. “ I have lived in many different cities. I grew up in Toledo, Ohio and loved experiencing the different seasons, fall is my favorite. I lived in Houston, Texas and got to experience all the different neighborhoods and art museums it has to offer. Two of my favorite places to live in were Florence, Italy and Cuernavaca, Mexico. I loved the food, culture, art, and people of both areas.” Well we thank you for the time and if you guys want to see her, come on down to room 401 for more information and creative experiences.

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Mr. Gaffney

By Alexis

Today I had the opportunity to interview one of my favorite teachers. He is my favorite teacher because he made history easy to learn. He is a great teacher that loves his students like they are his kids. Unfortunately, I don’t have him this year but I see him every morning and every day. Sometimes I go out of my way just to visit with him. He teaches Texas History for 7th grade. He also wants to run for president when he 1. Gets enough money to do it and 2. He has to wait till he’s like 35. His name is Mr. Gaffney, and he has been teaching for 5 years. He started teaching because one of his high school teachers was a positive influence on his life. He choose to teach history because he loves to talk about the past. He has an 18 month old daughter named Charlee. If there was one thing he could change about this school, it is to get into the new building faster. Mr. Gaffney would like others to know that he collects avid baseball cards. Mostly, he wants to share his love for Garner, and especially his love for working with his coworkers.

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Mrs. Pittman

By Faith

Born and raised in Texas, Mrs. Pitman went to different colleges before she started teaching, but the main college she got her degree in and graduated from was the University of Texas at San Antonio. Before she started working for NEISD she worked for John Paul Catholic High School in New Braunfels, TX as the director of Fine Arts.Then, she worked at Krueger MS as an art teacher. Thankfully, now she has switched to Garner and is much appreciated for being not only an art teacher, but also a PALS, and theatre arts teacher.

Now to more serious factors, Mrs. Pitman’s favorite color is purple, her favorite type of food is Mexican food, and her favorite shows are Empire, Modern family, and The Middle. Her favorite songs are ‘Sorry’, and ‘What Do You Mean’ both by Justin Bieber. ‘Devil Wears Prada’ is her favorite movie. Outside of school, she likes to surround herself with her family, (daughter, 2 sons, and husband) and do photography. Around Garner she also helps with one act plays, UIL speech events, and the art club.

Besides people in her family she is also known for having so many pets! She has 5 dogs (Elliott, Beau Beau, and Heavenly, Weena, and Sweetie Pie.) Another type of animal she has is cat. She has a blind cat, a blind/deaf cat, reg. cat, and two kittens (Helen Keller, Cuddle fish, ChupaCabra, Frida Kahlo, and Nelly Bly.) And lastly, a bearded dragon named pistachio, a Haitian Curly Tail named Cleopatra, and (her favorite) a goat named June bug.

Her favorite holiday is Thanksgiving because she likes to be with her family and the food. And her favorite football team is the Miami Dolphins because she likes the colors. Lastly, I asked her what her favorite childhood memory was and what she was most afraid of as a kid. She told me “my favorite childhood memory was getting my first kitten and giving her dog ‘bubbles’ a snow day in her freezer when she was 5 years old. And her biggest childhood fear was either getting kidnapped or ghosts.

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