Gmerek, Betsy

  • Hello families!
     I am really enjoying getting to know my art students at Oak Harbor Elementary and Hillcrest Elementary school this 2019/2020 school year.  This year I teach at Hillcrest twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday mornings*, in addition to my full schedule at Oak Harbor Elementary. 
    These enthusiastic and creative students are eager to grow as young artists. I have sent home a letter via Skyward (9/21/19) to both my OHE families and the families of the students in my HCE third grade classes*.  This letter briefly shares my background, art teaching philosophy,  what they will learn, as well as our art room expectations.  Throughout the year, some art projects may go home, some will be displayed at school or held in portfolio, and others will be celebrated at the annual spring art walk -Holland Happenings! I have 18 years teaching experience as general classroom and as a passionate K-12 visual arts specialist!.  In my free time I love to travel, explore the outdoors with my two children and husband, always making sure I have my paints and canvas--painting en plein air is my favorite way to capture the wonder and beauty of the world we live in! I send home updates and previews to  families about three times a year, so please look for these on Skyward.
    I will be putting up an artist gallery here to showcase HCE artists' work!  If you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at or 360-821 9349.
    Where there is HeART, there is ART!
    Mrs. Gmerek

    *2019/2020 Hill Crest Elementary Art Class Schedule:

    Tuesday -- 9:10 -10:10  - Ms. Nurkiewicz's 3rd grade class
    Thursday -9:10 - 10:10  - Mr. Kettler's 3rd grade class


  • Ms. Gmerek  
    Mrs. Gmerek
    Art Teacher
    Office Hours
    I can be reached before school from 8:15-9 am and
    after 3:30 at the cell number above.