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Margaret Welsh

Second Grade



This will be my fourth year teaching at St. Edward, but my first year as a second-grade teacher. I’ve always been passionate about art, science, and the connections between them.


I attended the University of Dallas, a school with a core liberal arts program and a strong Catholic identity. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, a concentration in French and language education, along with several art classes on my transcript. I chose biology as a major partly because I had an inspiring AP biology teacher in high school, Ms. Podany, who encouraged me to go into science.   I was a recipient of the O’Hara chemistry scholarship during my freshman year. As an upperclassman I focused on genetics, taking advanced genetics classes as well as biochemistry. I loved anatomy, physiology as well as chemistry!

My love for painting and sculpting led me to pursue art full-time after college. I moved to Florence, Italy to study at the Florence Academy of Art. After graduating from the three-year post-graduate program, I was invited to work as an instructor and eventually the director of the anatomical sculpture program.


I met my husband, an artist and Nashville native, in Florence. We decided to move to Nashville from Florence in 2019 and welcomed our daughter, Aurelia, in 2020. I continue to teach for the Florence Academy as an associate professor for their MA program during the summers. 


Since I moved to Nashville, I’ve been lucky enough to teach every grade level from PreK through graduate school.

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