• "Dragonfly"

    "Dragonfly" Chantel Torrey, 2009, Ceramic


    Chantel Torrey

    Grades: 9-12

    Room: 506

    Best form of contact: chantel.torrey@mercerislandschools.org

    Phone: 206-230-6309

    Courses: Ceramics, Advanced Ceramics, AP Studio 3D, Digital Photography, Advanced Digital Photography

    Extra curricular: Co-Advisor for Robotics, Co-Advisor for Art Club, Co-Advisor for Unified


    Welcome Students and Families! 

    I am Ms. Torrey and this is my very first year at Mercer Island High School and I could not be more excited! I received my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from SUNY Potsdam in NY which is where I also received my BFA in Ceramics, with concentrations in Painting, Art Education and Art History. I have experience all the way from Preschool to High School and every grade in between. Currently, I am working with a small Indie game company to develop artwork!

    Last year I had the marvelous opportunity to break into the world of First Robotics! I hope to continue this passion with Mercer Island and spread the word of STEM (and the arts) as well as promote the ideas of community, learning, and Gracious Professionalism.

    My teaching philosophy is rooted in the Growth Mindset. By learning from myself and their peers, students will have the opportunity to grow artistically in a safe, community-focused environment. I believe that students should have the chance to improve upon their work and truly develop their potential through creation and reflection. My goal is to inspire lifelong learning in my students.

    I'm looking forward to an exciting new year!