Cat Meow: Dr Casey

Cat Meow: Dr Casey

Catie Crowe, Editor

One of the most memorable and impressive aspects of Wheeler High School is the art department, headed by Mr. Rembert and Dr. Casey. Offering levels of art from basic drawing and painting to AP art history and ceramics, creative students are guaranteed to find a place to express themselves. Dr. Lisa Casey started teaching at Wheeler to marry her Georgia State art degree and her love of working with kids. Her passion and artistic talent have left and continues to leave a lasting impact on students and her community. If she could say one thing to aspiring artists it would be “To not be afraid. I think alot of people hesitate to start and can surprise themselves with what they can do.” Her favorite memories from teaching at Wheeler are all kinds of spirit week or homecoming week.
Speaking of students, two of Dr. Casey’s prodigies offered insight into Dr. Casey’s class and teaching style. Ella Brannen took ceramics with Dr. Casey. She really enjoyed Potter of the Week stating, “We got to go around and look at everybody’s things and they were all so impressive and unique.” Ella described Dr. Casey as “very encouraging yet allowed for independence and creative freedom.” Junior Evan Donaldson also took ceramics with Dr. Casey and agreed with Ella’s statements, adding, “she taught in a very interactive and intelligent way but didn’t confine us like some art teachers do.” All in all, Dr. Casey is a one in a million teacher who is kind, creative, and supportive.

A ceramics student’s work
Dr. Casey via her blog