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My name is Brenda Cadena and I teach K-5 Visual Arts at Juan Seguin Elementary. The visual arts program at Seguin is designed to meet the lifelong learning needs of our students by providing a meaningful experience that allows the development of problem solving and studio skills.
The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills are incorporated within each unit of study to meet the states’ curricular objectives and expectations. Students are taught through the use of a Discipline Based Art Education strategy that integrates aesthetics, criticism, history, and production. Students are taught how to look at art and what to look for in it in order to discuss it. This is my fourth year teaching Visual Arts at Seguin. Prior to teaching art, I taught First Grade. My experience in both General Education and Visual Arts enables us to have an art program that is cross-curricular across all subject areas.. My goal is to have the kids be “Art Smart!”
I have been in the educational field for 14 years.
I can't imagine my life without teaching. I love the fact that I am able to share my love of art with my students and help them grow as artists and creative thinkers.
I possess a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the New York Institute of Technology. I am certified ESL EC-4 and Art K-12.