Walsh University Teacher of the Month: Brittany O’Hara, Canton City

Brittany O'Hara, an art teacher at Clarendon Elementary School, is a Canton Repository Walsh University Teacher of the Month for May.

NAME – Brittany O’Hara 

SCHOOL – Clarendon Intermediate School, Canton City Schools

RESIDENCE – New Philadelphia

HIGH SCHOOL ALMA MATER – New Philadelphia High School 

COLLEGE – Kent State University.

FAMILY – My husband’s name is Derek, and he is also an educator. We have three young daughters, Charlotte, 6, Emilia, 4, and Ruby, 2.

WHAT SUBJECTS DO YOU TEACH? – Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade visual art.  

WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB? – Celebrating big and small accomplishments throughout the day and school year with my students. Building relationships and creating a sense of community in the art room. Everyone gets the opportunity to be heard, we share stories about everyday life. I love that in the art room there are multiple answers to problems and I can encourage experimentation with art techniques and processes.  


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