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Nancy Bartels

Nancy Tarnow Bartels Teacher Grant


Nancy was a Muessel Elementary, South Bend Central, and 1959 IU graduate. She taught Junior High art in South Bend schools until 1964, when she became Nancy Bartels. She loved to create art in different medias and loved teaching as well. Her creativity stretched into later life personally and as a pied piper for all ages. Nancy’s last works were in bronze at IUSB. Many of her students are still in the community. When asked how some were back then, her answer typically was “Just the way they are now.” The "Nancy Tarnow Bartels Endowment" was set up in her honor.


Since this endowment was established, 8 grants have been given in Nancy Bartels' name totaling $10,497.48 benefitting 1,415 students.