Ms. Petsel's Page

Hello!  I am thrilled to be the newest member of the Cowan Jr.-Sr. High School community.  I moved to Muncie, Indiana from Florida at the end of 2014 to be closer to my family and I must say that I have loved every minute of my time in this great community.  Prior to becoming a teacher, I  owned and operated a very successful photography studio in Pensacola, Florida.  When my children came along, I began volunteering at their schools and that sparked my passion for education.  I am certified in to teach, and have taught in several subject areas including Agriculture science, Biology, Anatomy and Physiology,  Life Science and Fine Arts.  I love all of the subjects I have taught, but really enjoy watching students explore their creative side through  art.  I really enjoy showing those students who doubt their ability to create art, that they CAN create something beautiful.  I love seeing the look of pride and accomplishment on their faces after they learn how to do something they thought was impossible prior to taking my class!  Check out the photo gallery this year for photos so you can see what I am talking about!  

When I am not teaching, you can find me hiking state parks all around Indiana and the surrounding states, traveling, spending time with my family,  enjoying nature and rescuing animals.  I also create art in my spare time, of course.  :) 

Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns and make sure you walk the halls to check out the art that will be hanging on display!