Degrees and Certifications:
Schreiner University BA Liberal Arts M.ED Educational Leadership Art Certification EC-12
Mrs. Gloria Edmonds
Welcome to Tivy High School Art 1. I am so excited about being your teacher this year. Let me tell you a little about myself. I was a stay-at-home mom for 15 years. I have four children that I adore. My oldest, Siera, is 25 and a Baylor Graduate. She has her Masters Degree in Speech Pathology from Abilene Christian University. She has the honor of serving young children in the San Antonio area. My youngest daughter, Colbi, is 23, and she has just graduated from Boston University. She is currently writing for the New York Times. My oldest son, Logan, is 19 and off to Oklahoma University for his new adventure in life. My youngest son, Layton, is 17 and a junior. He is an entrepreneur at heart. He has been creating small businesses since he was in elementary school.
I was always at my kids' schools helping and volunteering when they were little. This is when I realized my passion for wanting to become an educator. There is not a greater place to be than serving our youth and inspiring growth.
I decided to go back to school and get my Masters degree in educational leadership a few years ago, and certify in Art EC-12. I taught at Southsan ISD middle school in San Antonio, for a bit, and now here at Tivy for my second year. I have worn many hats over the years. Nimitz, BT Wilson, Hal Peterson, and at Lady Bird Johnson High School in San Antonio. I have been an aide in the Special Needs unit, Functional Living Units, substitute teacher, intervention tutoring, counseling office secretary, and the secretary for the assistant principal's at NEISD. I believe all of these positions working for schools gave me a greater insight into what students need and how it helps the greater good.
The most valuable lesson I have learned over the years is that students will grow where there is love. It is important to find a greater purpose and be passionate about whatever it is you choose to do. I also wanted to inspire kids to create and find a creative outlet for their emotions. My goal is to provide them with a positive environment where they can learn techniques and improve their skills. Everyone creates differently, learns differently, responds differently, and sees the world differently. You don't have to be the best artist or even know how to draw. You just have to make an effort and remember that attitude is everything.
The greatest responsibility I have ever had the honor of doing is being a mom. Second, being an educator. I love teaching, and look forward to creating and inspiring your students every day. We are going to have an amazing year.