About the Speaker
Graduated from the State University College of New York with a degree in Studio Art. She holds a Master of Science degree in Education from Sage Graduate School. Ms. Bartgis has been certified to teach in both Elementary Education and Visual Arts .
As the Director of Education and co-owner of Adirondack Learning Academy, Ms. Bartgis strives to help homeschool families succeed in their educational journey. Part of that includes informing parents of the benefits of homeschooling in the digital world, giving them the information they need to make smart decisions for their families.
As the Director of Education Programs for The Salvation Army Learning Center, Ms. Bartgis developed a program from inception to motivate students to learn by providing tutoring programs as well as a character education program. Creative thinking, team work and a sense of community were the corner stone of her programs. As Director, she created an environment which supported at risk learners and emphasized the involvement and importance of parents as well as the community in the learning process.
As Director of Education for Red Oak Academy, Ms. Bartgis developed and implemented state-of-the-art live online classes for students in Grades K-6. She integrated technology into the lower grade curriculum which aimed to enrich the overall learning experience for all students. She brings a wide range of skills including but not limited to creating educational goals and assisting upper classmen plan for higher education.