Hannah Garrity

Hannah Garrity

Lower School Art Teacher

Education: Cornell University - Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting; Pace University - Master of Science in Teaching

Certifications/Licensures: Post-Graduate Professional Virginia State Elementary Teaching License; Fully Certified Responsive Classroom Teacher

Years of Teaching Experience: 13

Years at Powhatan: 5


After earning her Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting from Cornell University in 2004, Hannah joined Teach for America and taught 3rd and 2nd grades in Brooklyn, NY. During Teach for America, she completed her Master of Science in Teaching at Pace University in downtown Manhatten, NY. Hannah continued her teaching career as an elementary general educator for six years in Charlottesville City Schools in 1st and 2nd grades, and one year in Winchester Public Schools in 4th grade. In 2013, Hannah began working as the liturgical artist for the Montreat Conference Center, in Montreat, NC. Hannah joined Powhatan School as the lower school art teacher in 2014. In 2016, she launched A Sanctified Art, an online art ministry, with three other artists in ministry. Presently, she joyfully continues in all of this work simultaneously. Hannah was inducted into the Cornell Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014 for her contributions in Track and Field as a sprint hurdler.


Teaching, making art, and enjoying time spent with family

Favorite Quotes

“Every child is an artist, the problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” - Pablo Picasso