Phone: (210) 444-7675 ext. 1714
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's in Fine ArtsTexas Certified Teacher Arts All-level (EC-12)Generalist EC-6
Mrs. Roxana Bell
Mrs. Bell has taught Art in Edgewood for 7 years at Las Palmas Elementary. She imparted wisdom to students who had the desire to be leaders by volunteering to teach leadership skills to the Safety Patrols. As an awesome team player, she taught teamwork skills by coaching the school's soccer and volleyball teams. She was an integral part of Las Palmas' annual illustrious Nutcracker play working closely with the music teacher. In this role, she taught organizational skills to a group of 5th graders who aspired to participate in the Nutcracker but who did not have the courage to act on stage. This group became known as the "Backstage Crew".
Mrs. Bell is originally from Corpus Christi, Texas and taught art at the Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center located in the cultural heart of Corpus Christi. The Garcia Center connects the Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi to the community by offering a variety of fine arts, health and nutrition programs as well as a literacy program. Specifically, she taught at the Center's annual VIK (Very Important Kids )Arts summer camp and the Arts after School program.
Mrs. Bell graduated from Incarnate Word Academy in Corpus Christi and went on to receive her Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from Texas A&M Corpus Christi, home of the Islanders. She also hopes to continue her studies in Child Development.
Mrs. Bell's media of choice is found object collage and assemblage. She will be exhibiting a sample of her work in the upcoming Edgewood Staff art exhibit at the Edgewood Fine Arts Academy Gallery. Some of her favorite things are sunrise on the beach, collecting shells, walking in the sand, spending time with family, working on community projects with her husband and bike riding. Mrs. Bell also volunteers at Santa Rosa Childrens' Hospital through the Child Life Department where she finds joy in helping sick children.
Mrs. Bell is pleased to join a group of world-class, qualified educators in this inaugural year of the 6th Grade Academy and looks forward to a successful academic year. She is happy to see familiar student faces and is eager to work with this new group of 6th graders, guiding them to success. She believes that "just like flowers in a garden, children will bloom when they are provided all they need to grow. It is my endeavor to guide, nurture and encourage my students to grow to their highest potential. To help them find their voice and express themselves through art."
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." Pablo Picasso 1881-1973
"As practice makes perfect, I cannot but make progress; each drawing one makes, each study one paints, is a step forward." Vincent Van Gogh 1853-1890