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Patricia Vanicky

Art Teacher


It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” - Pablo Picasso

About Mrs. Vanicky

I grew up and lived in Brazil for most of my life. I completed my Bachelor's degree of Art in 1991, and I taught kindergarten through 12th grade in Brazil for 5 years. I recently became certified to teach in Connecticut and this will be my first year teaching in the Naugatuck Public School system. I'm very excited because this school district embraces diversity, and it really makes me feel at home. I speak Portuguese and Spanish in addition to English, so feel free to approach me.

Before I taught in the Naugatuck Public School system I was a federal police officer in Brazil for 11 years, and I've kept my dedication to emergency services in the United States by being an E.M.T.
A few of my favorite things include the outdoors and nature, cooking any kind of food (I love to try new recipes). I love dancing and hiking in the woods of Cornwall. Also, shortbread cookies are the masterpiece of baking.
My job is the easiest job in the school because I believe every child is an artist. I will be teaching kindergarten through 4th grade.