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Mrs. Gatto

I recently moved here to the beautiful state of Arizona with my husband and son. I am a NJ/NY native who brings 14 + years of teaching experience, engaging students in art education, with a strong focus on a child’s cognitive, creative, and kinesthetic development. I graduated with a B.F.A. from The School of Visual Arts in New York. I spent 4 years as a professional Special Effects make-up artist for Paramount and Miramax films.   My career and passion have always been for teaching which led me to purse a M.Ed. in Special Needs from Lesley University in Boston. I had the opportunity to teach art to students on the Autism spectrum for 11 years while living in Massachusetts. I am passionate about engaging students and finding their own unique artistic ability. Cave Creek School District is a wonderful place to be and I feel honored to be a part of the staff at HTES.  I look forward to connecting with you and exploring art with brilliant, young creative artists!