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Jessica Botello

I am honored to teach art at Rodriguez Elementary.  This will be my twelfth year of teaching and my tenth year as a teacher with SMCISD.  San Marcos is such a beautiful city, I enjoy living and teaching in my community. 

I am an artist and I enjoy helping others learn how to produce art. I include the art, art history, art appreciation and cross curricular concepts in to every lesson to create an enriched learning atmosphere.  I encourage my students to evaluate their work and the work of their peers, master artists.  Each child is unique and I believe students should experiment with a variety of media to create unique works.  My students will have pride in their own creations and respect the work of others.  I often incorporate collaboration into my lessons, I feel it is a great way to build community in schools.  My students in the past have worked together to produce large scale works within their school and our community. 

My first semester of college, I realized I could combine my passion for art with my passion for teaching.  I am a proud first generation college graduate.  I was born and raised in Austin, Texas.  I am married and have two daughters.  My family and I moved to San Marcos in 2006 while I was attending Texas State University.  I have experience teaching elementary and high school art. My hobbies include painting, drawing and walks with my family.

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