Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Visual Arts from Lamar University with teaching certifications in K-12 Drama and K-12 Visual Art

Mrs. Shannon Dean

Welcome! I teach 6th through 12th grade Visual Arts and facilitate Rock and Roll Academy for the 6th through 12th grades. 

In Visual Arts, I focus on training the students to see the world through the eyes of an artist and behave like professionals. We employ the practices of successful professional artists like adequate planning, showing pride through craftsmanship, writing an artist’s statement to express a vision, and the economics of selling artistic works. Through our work, the students also learn about the artistic movements of the past, cultural connections, artistic terminology, and express themselves through the creative process. 

In Rock and Roll Academy, students learn to play contemporary instruments through group collaboration, self-directed learning, and explorative play.