SPARTA, NJ - The Sparta High School Teacher of the Month for October is Christine Mase.

In her third full year as a photography and art teacher, Mase said, "I am a veteran Spartan, K-12 and I have always felt the arts in Sparta was fully supported and held to a high standard, both performing and visual."

Mase believes "teaching is a two-way street. Creativity building is my most favorite element to teach, aiding in student autonomy in finding their own voice. Even though many may never be professional artists, art is a fantastic way to develop out of the box  thinking and or a future hobby that will carry them through life. "

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Her students' work is on display thorough out the building for all to enjoy. Mase also serves as yearbook advisor.  

"I love the students, who make me laugh and sometimes even teach me," Mase concluded.