Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts and Interior Environmental Design Art EC-12
Mrs. Gabriela Ortega
Welcome to STEAM at Larkspur Elementary! I am honored to serve the students at Larkspur, and to expose them to skills they will need in the future through STEAM. I have been teaching for 13 years, with most of my experience in Fine Arts from Kinder-12. Currently I am working on my masters degree in educational leadership. I have a great family, we love to be spontaneous, to see and experience new places, and travel. The Larkspur family has been an amazing team to work with and hope to be able to contribute to its mission.
The STEAM education movement emphasizes 21st century skills, project-based learning, and the interconnections of academic subject areas. Teaching STEAM helps students become more proficient in collaboration, questioning, problem-solving, and critical thinking. Makerspaces are hands-on method for STEAM learning, giving students space to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.