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    Nancy Borden. High School/Intermediate Art. Mrs. Borden teaches both 5th and 6th grade art in addition to teaching 2-D drawing classes at the high school levels 2-4.  In her classes, students explore how to apply all the Elements and Principles of design throughout this school year.  Students also study past and current artists to get inspired and improve our artistic techniques.   All projects will incorporate the art TEKS (Texas essential knowledge and skills) to make the projects meaningful and productive. Mrs. Borden has been with Mabank ISD for 25 years and teaching art for 19 of those years.  She enjoys painting and making jewelery in her spare time.  She love sharing her knowledge of art with her students and watching them grow in their artistic skills and confidence.  You can see some of her personal art works on Artsonia.com under the Mabank HS page /teacher examples.  You can also follow her on Pinterest. She will be posting students art work as it develops on Artsonia.com, so check it out from time to time, to see what projects your child has been working on.  She look forward to a creative and fun year with all her students.  
  • Sharon Grimes: Central Elementary Art. Ms. Grimes grew up in Jacksonville, Texas and graduated Jacksonville High School in 1980.  She attended Tyler Junior College and graduated with an AA.  She then went  on to Sam Houston State University and graduated with a B.F.A. in Studio Art.  She received her  teaching certificate from the University of Texas at Tyler and has  been teaching for 19 years. She spent 10 years In Terrell, and is in her 9th year at Mabank.  She has no children, but has two mini Schnauzers. Ms. Grimes loves children, and love art!  She feel blessed in so many ways!
  • Kyra Tracy:  Southside/Lakeview Elementary Art. I am a blessed mom with three daughters and a new one on the way. Yes, another awesome daughter! I have taught public education for the past Fourteen years serving as an elementary-college level teacher in multiple subject areas. I just can’t get enough of kids young or old. My specialization is in the Visual Arts but, I have a strong love for all subject areas. I work hard to ensure that my students receive interdisciplinary lessons that re-enforce mathematics, science, history, and language arts within the art classroom. This year I am teaching art at Southside and Lakeview Elementary schools Kindergarten – 4th grade. I have around 720 students that want to learn and have fun; so do I! Together, as students we learn a lot about each other and the world around us, both past and present, while making art.

    Have fun creating something new today!

    “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Pablo Picasso

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