As the K‑12 art teacher, parent, coach, and bus driver, Mr. Schwarz is a staple of Bertrand Community School. After starting his career at a private company, he decided to change paths completely and go into art education. Now in his 21st year teaching at Bertrand, Mr. Schwarz has never looked back.
Mr. Schwarz loves what he does and it shows. Working with students from all age ranges gives him the opportunity to experience all aspects of art education, from teaching first grade students about basic art concepts to helping high school students express their own creativity through independent projects. Rather than push a traditional grading scale, Mr. Schwarz focuses more on students’ work ethic and progress. His favorite part about teaching K‑12 art is getting to experience his students’ entire school journey at Bertrand Community School.