Who is Ms. Tuttle? Funny you should ask...
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After graduating from The High School for Performing and Visual Arts in 2007, Victoria Tuttle went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude with a BA in History from Scripps College in Claremont, California. During the course of her studies she wrote a senior thesis entitled Pictures, Projections, and Promises of Perfection: The Advertising Strategies of Wate-On, Ayds, and Metrecal, in LIFE Magazine, 1955-69. Additionally, she studied abroad her Junior year at the University College Dublin, in Dublin, Ireland. From there she traveled throughout England, France, Belgium, Malta, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, and Hungary--where she lived and worked until she returned to school. This experience inculcated a life-long love for travel in Ms. Tuttle, and taught her, first hand, the incredible value of learning how others live, work, and play.
Although she felt it was bitter-sweet to leave the shining shores of California, Ms. Tuttle was thrilled to come back to her hometown of Houston, Texas. In 2012, she began teaching as a consultant for the Visual Arts Department at HSVPA. Since then, she has also worked with the Creative Writing Department as a consultant, and for the last three with the English Department. Ms. Tuttle is also the English Department Content Chair--teaching both English I and English III--and could not be more enthused!
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Ms. Tuttle lives with her husband, Sam, and her a brilliant and barky dogs named Boomer and Max. Being... well... super geeky (and proud of it), she gets really excited about history facts, alliteration, soaring rhetoric, symbolism in art, and space. Yes, space! Do not be surprised if a little bit of astronomy creeps into any discussion she has... it happens. She also loves coffee, drawing, printmaking, bicycling, hiking up tall mountains, and walking down the hallway in boots with steel-heel-taps (imagine the loud click-clack-click). Last weird factoid about Ms. Tuttle? Her legal last name is actually "Hauptman-Bryan" (a combination of her mother's and husband's last names) but she decided that changing it this year for school was too much of a hassle...
Above all, Ms. Tuttle believes in making connections between the seemingly disparate worlds of art and academics. Through her knowledge of art, art history, music, music history, literature, linguistics, and social history, she strives to show just how deeply each of these areas of study can inform the rest. As novelist Khaled Hosseini says, "nothing happens in a vacuum in life."