My name is Gabriella Smail (formerly known as McDannel) and I have the great pleasure of teaching Art at MNES!
I graduated from Penn State Main Campus in May of 2016 after student teaching in Pittsburgh Area Public Schools.
I then taught art classes at a local preschool before moving to Rock Hill, South Carolina to teach as the only Art Teacher at York Road Elementary.
Although I loved the children and warm sunshine, I was happy to move back home to State College!
I began teaching Art at Mount Nittany Elementary and Ferguson Township Elementary in 2018 and am greatly honored to return this year!
I have an English Lab puppy who keeps my husband and I busy when I am not teaching at school! I am so grateful to work alongside of some of the Art teachers who inspired me not long ago to choose this career I am so passionate about :)