Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Sterling School’s Mollye Spitler named SC Art Educator of the Year
Mollye Spitler, Art Teacher at Sterling School, has been recognized by the South Carolina Arts Education Association (SCAEA) as Art Educator of the Year. Mrs. Spitler serves as Sterling School’s 2020-21 Teacher of the Year.
“Art is a wonderful tool of expression and communication. I hope to share my love of art with each student that steps into my classroom. It is our hope that this year the artists at Sterling will be able to share our love and new knowledge of art with those in the Nicholtown community and surrounding areas,” said Spitler.
Spitler graduated from Furman University as a studio art major and earned a Masters in Teaching Art at the University of South Carolina. She has completed 30 hours of graduate credit and is pursuing an endorsement for teaching the artistically gifted and talented. She also has her own art business selling clay jewelry and tableware.
Sterling School Principal Josh Patterson said, “As Mollye works directly with students from kindergarten to eighth grade, it is her mission to inspire students in creative exploration at every age. She has taken classes in reaching the artistically gifted and talented. She coordinates school-wide art events, known to our school community as Dot Day and April Arts, and plans and organizes family art night events. She also enthusiastically supports classroom teachers as they work to integrate art within their core curriculum. Mollye truly understands the importance of educating and supporting the whole child.”