Arts Integration

is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form and another subject area and meets evolving objectives in both.

  • Ambassadors

  • Texas 2016: NEISD & Tobin Center/Kennedy Center Partnership

    In partnership with The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, NEISD was selected as one of only 10 arts institutions nationwide to participate in the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program in Washington, D.C. for 2016. The program is designed to partner arts organizations with school districts to provide arts-based professional development training for teachers. Together with Kennedy Center artists and national education leaders, NEISD and The Tobin Center create detailed plans for Arts Integrated professional development training for NEISD teachers each academic year. Over 95 partnerships across 46 states are already participating in the program, entering its third decade of service. The Tobin Center is a proud partner with NEISD for transformational learning as TEXAS 2016!

    NEISD Dedicated Campuses

    Dedicated campuses have committed to transformative teaching and learning mindsets campus-wide. All students are consistently challenged to think of themselves as creatives, to practice both critical and creative thinking simultaneously, and to actively engage in the creative process as they construct and demonstrate knowledge through an art form.

Contact Information

For more information about Arts Integration, contact Sandy Guerra

  • Arts Integration Ambassadors

    In 2017, NEISD established small cohorts consisting of teachers throughout the district. The Ambassadors are a cohort of elementary to high school members with the understanding, drive, and experience to integrate the arts within the content. The goal of the cohort is to revitalize our program to dig deeper, activate the learner, and give all students opportunities to showcase their learning creatively. These teachers actively participate in their learning and can offer support and professional learning opportunities to support student learning. 

    This year, we onboarded a new cohort of EC HS teachers. The Arts Integration Partnership continues to grow, building partnerships within our department of instructional leaders to support teacher learning opportunities and increase student participation.


    Founding Ambassadors


    Adam Feller, Miranda Million, Yolanda Vanness, Emily Lunsford, Dana Williams, Lorenda Neirson, Sandy Guerra, Mary Curtis


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


    Alice Powell-Brown, Laurie Tuttle, Cassandra Atkinson, Margaret McDaniel, Susan Mann, Alicia Wedgeworth, Deborah Mollicone, Amie Charney, Melissa Hardin


    "Art education is not about teaching kids to draw, dance, or play music; it’s about teaching them to think for themselves." - Neil deGrasse Tyson


    Linda Blackman, Daisy Hernandez, Dalissa Roman, Leslie-Jade Romero, Fatima Vasquez, Robert Turriff


    "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." - Albert Einstein


    Wyndi Charlton, Patricia Nutto, Michelle Drake, Monica Caro, Nicole Harris, Melody Howard


    "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." - Henry David Thoreau


    Roberto Alfaro-Bermudez, Charisse Aoki, John Barone, Kristi Bourough, Georgiana Chivon, Elizabeth Herrera, Amanda Martinez, Katherine Seddighzadeh, Amanda Tillman, Wilmer Zambrana- Guadamuz, Lori Dykes, Constance Milton