As Elrod's Art Teacher, I provide opportunities to develop and expand “right brain” learning, increase visual sensitivity and artistic and creative expression. I strive to improve listening, following directions, and manipulative skills.
I am starting my 37th year of teaching. I graduated from Our Lady of the Lake University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and I am certified to teach in Elementary Grades 1st - 8th, Elementary Art and Bilingual Education.
Art has always been a great part of my life. It has allowed me to express myself in a unique way and I enjoy it immensely. Art can be a useful, aesthetic and even theraputic at times. My goal is to help my students understand that everyone has artistic talent. Everyone can create and express themselves and their ideas using different mediums. More than anything I want my students to enjoy themselves in art class and to develop some basic skills in drawing, painting and sculpting. Elrod students have won several awards and cash prizes through the past 5 years. There is an abundance of creativity and talent at our school and it is my goal to help each child develop a set of artistic skills that they can utilize throughout the curriculum.
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