Gracie Weiss is originally from northern Michigan. She graduated from Hope College in Holland, MI with a BA in Elementary Education. In 2007, she moved to Florida to begin teaching. Gracie got her Masters in Elementary Education from UCF. Certified in Art Education in 2017, Gracie’s passion is teaching art. She teaches at the Upper campus middle and high school ceramics as well as MS art and drawing. She loves weightlifting, hiking, paddleboarding, and the mountains. 

Her favorite bible verse is Ephesians 2:10. She is constantly inspired by her three daughters, who teach her grace and patience every day. 

“I want my students to know that art is for EVERYONE and  to fall in love with the process. Just as God has molded us into unique beings, we can use clay or other materials to create beauty from nothing.”