My name is Jamie Vargason and I will be teaching k12 Art!! I was raised and currently live in Westgate now with my three children (Jordynn 13, Myree 7, Alice 5). As a 2008 West Central graduate, I am so excited to be back to teach in my home community. After high school, I studied art education at Upper Iowa University and worked in Oelwein and Sumner as a special ed paraeducator. I can't wait to explore and teach art with students to help not only with their artistic talent but to create friendship bonds, emotion, and challenge students to never give up no matter what they are doing. I love camping, hiking, fishing (anything outdoors), playing marbles, of course creating artwork, and most of all hanging with my family.