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Miss C. Artis

15 Facts About Miss Artis

1) I'm the middle of three sisters, and the proud daugther of Octavia Parkman. 2) I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. 3) I graduated from Lane Technical High School. "Wherever you go, whatever you do, remember the honor of Lane." 4) I have three college degrees from Illinois State, National Louis and Concordia universities. 5) I've been teaching in Valley View since 2003. 

6) My favorite teacher was Mr. Edward Pollack of George Manierre Elementary School. He is responsible for my love of writing! 7) I'm a big fan of authors Matt Ruff and Stephen King.  8) In my opinion, the best classic books in print are Native Son, Of Mice and Men, and Lord of the Flies. 9) I believe if you've never read a book that makes you display some outward emotion, you're reading the wrong books. 10) My favorite quote is by Dr. Seuss: "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." 

11) I love to travel! I've traveled throughout the United States as well as to France, England, Ireland, Mexico, Canada, and a few island paradises. 12) The only material possession I own and consider a necessity is my car. 13) I'm a certified/licensed school and mental health counselor. 14) I could watch The Princess Bride a thousand and one times. 15) In the famous words of the talented Whitney Houston, "I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way."