Hi, my name is Jennifer Silva and I graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor Degree in Art Education and a minor in Art History. I have always believed that art is such a great way for people to positively express themselves. It is an avenue for self-expression; the sharing of ideas and emotions that are transformed into beautiful works of art. My goal as an art teacher is to nurture the imagination and encourage the development of each student's creative potential. Through this, I hope they can one day figure out their own unique strengths and talents so they can become successful adults. I am a true believer in the idea that children are our future and must be guided with care, understanding and respect; and that’s what I strive to give my students every day. I wish to remain working with students for the rest of my professional career. The field of education has always been a life-long passion of mine and there is nothing that makes me happier than coming to work and seeing the excitement in student’s eyes when they are creating their masterpiece!