Hello! My name is Elizabeth Reyes, 6-8th grade Art teacher at Gus Garcia. I am certified to teach EC-12 Art and EC-12 Technology Applications. I have a Bachelors of Fine Art in 2-Dimensional Animation/Illustration from the prestigious Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. I am currently pursuing a Masters in Art Education from Texas Tech University. I am always in pursuit to better myself as a teacher so that I can offer my best abilities to my students.
On your mark! Get set! GO!
When I am not in the classroom I am probably in a trail somewhere training for my next race. I am an Ultra-runner (any run longer than a marathon, 26.2 miles). Running allows me to practice patience; it reminds me to relax and to breathe. My students write and draw me "Good Luck! We Love You!" notes and I carry them with me on ALL my runs. I am truly blessed to have a tremendous amount of support from my students, staff, family and friends and that is all I need to cross the finish line. A great mentor once told me, "Control what you have control of." I have control of being a student, a teacher, a practicing yogi, a runner, and a better person for my students. That being said, the relationship I build with my students is priceless and the possibilities in my classroom are endless.
"We all know that what will transform education is not another theory another book or another formula but educators who are willing to seek a transformed way of being in the world."
-Master Educator, Parker J. Palmer