MRS. LORETTA CENCIA
PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
Mrs. Cencia was born in the Youngstown/Akron area in Ohio. She
graduated from Copley High School with Art/Drama Awards. She graduated from
the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio, where she received a double major
in Visual Arts (NK -12)and Elementary Education (NK-8). Mrs.
Cencia began her teaching career in Chesterfield County Public Schools where
she worked for 19 years, followed by 6 years in Cumberland County Schools
where she was named "Teacher of the Year" in 2002.
Mrs. Cencia currently holds a Collegiate Professional Certificate with
Art Education (Pre K-12)
Middle Grades Education (6-8)
Elementary Education (NK-5)
Mrs. Cencia is beginning her 30th year of teaching, and in her 7th year with
Prince Edward County School District. She is currently the Visual Arts
Instructor at the high school for grades 9th-12th.
In her spare time, Mrs. Cencia loves to spend time with her two
wonderful grandchildren, Elise and Michael, and her married children, Anna
and Del. She also enjoys antiquing, gardening, photography, and playing with
her pets, Bella and Lucas---and of course---she creates art, with her camera.
"I am so thrilled to have chosen a profession which gives me the opportunity
to guide my students through the art experience. I was inspired to teach by
caring individuals in my life who believed in my talent and helped to
nurture my dream. I want to give the same to my students---a creative license
to express their ideas and individuality, and with it, take away valuable
skills they can use in the future. I hope I reflect on my students that art
and teaching are truly my passion. I am honored to be doing this job and
feel I am one of those very fortunate people who is able to say, "I love my
career and teaching has proven to be an amazing journey for me thus far."
Mrs. Loretta Cencia