I graduated from Mathis High School in 1987.
I graduated from TX A & M Corpus Christi State University in 1992.
I graduated from Saint Mary of the Woods College in 2016
Master’s degree in Art Therapy (MAAT) from Saint Mary of the Wood’s College
Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from TX A & M Corpus Christi State University
Teaching certification in grade levels EC-12 (Art)
Associate’s degree in Science from Coastal Bend College
Yearly Staff Development Trainings & Workshops (Brazosport ISD, Mathis ISD, Junction ISD & Beeville ISD).
Yearly Workshops in: Art, Bilingual, ESL, Migrant, Technology, Curriculum, Lesson Planning, Webpages, Reading labs, writing & Globaria, CPI, First Aid, CPR, Classroom Management, Art Therapy,
Yearly Art Conferences: Galveston, Portland, & Dallas.
2014-2016 Art Therapy Internship-Austin & San Antonio Texas
I began teaching at AC Jones High School in 2013. This is my 6th year at AC Jones High School. Currently I am teaching Art-1, Art II (Drawing, Painting & Sculpture) and Art III (Drawing, Painting & Sculpture).
I began teaching in 1993 and have taught Art, Art Therapy, Spanish, ESL and Bilingual Education. I have taught all levels through-out South, Texas. Before coming to Beeville ISD I was teaching Art I, II, III & IV & Animation grade levels 7-12 in Odem, Texas. I also sponsored the High School Art Club. I have taught in private and public schools as well as college level courses. From 2001-2006 I was the Student Life Coordinator for Housing & Activities at Coastal Bend College I have also worked as an Education Specialist, Social Worker & as a Freelance Artist and taught Art Therapy workshops for the Joe Barnhart Art Museum in Beeville, Texas. Since 1992 I have worked as a professional artist, commerical artist and muralist for various clients in the states of Nevada and Texas. I have also had some art exhibits in the state of Texas, some solo and some with other artists.
My family and I presently reside in Mathis and consists of my husband and four stepsons. My parents are both retired and I have an older brother Dr. Alfred Lopez. My stepsons are all athletes and play football, baseball, soccer and track. They range from ages 10-21 with the oldes at TX A & M kingsville University. My husband is also an educator for Beeville ISD and is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas. We have two dogs; Charlie and Bella. We also have two cats; Lucky and Marley.
Some of hobbies include, art, reading, writing, traveling, camping, visiting theme parks with my family. I also like to spend quality time with my family at home, watching movies, having BBQ’s and bike riding. One of our favorite things to do is visiting my brother’s lakehouse where we enjoy cooking and playing board games.