Ceramics & AP 3D Design Instructor

Mr. RJ Christensen

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AP 3-D Design and Ceramics Teacher BFA - Sculpture and MAT - Art Education

Mr. RJ Christensen

Mr. Christensen loves art, soccer, family, and being outdoors. When he's not getting dirty with clay, he can usually be found having fun with his three daughters, wife, and dog.


Drawing Instructor & Head Tennis Coach

Ms. Jennifer Green

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Bachelor of Arts in Education Art K-12 (University of Nebraska at Kearney)

Ms. Jennifer Green

Hello! My name is Jennifer Green. I have been teaching in Alief for 5+ years now! I teach fine arts and love to explore and create with my students. My favorite medium is drawing and digital art, but I love to try new techniques and styles frequently. I am originally from Nebraska where I attended the University of Nebraska- Kearney. I received my Art Education (K-12) degree in 2015 and have been teaching since! Along with teaching art, I coach tennis as well. I am proud to be an Elsik Ram!


Art I Instructor

Mr. Jeremiah Moore

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Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts, Bachelor of Arts in Painting/Printmaking

Mr. Jeremiah Moore

Jeremiah Moore is a professional artist who has exhibited on both the national international level. His work explores various themes revolving around time, transformation, and connection. He views teaching as an extension of his artistic practice, and the development of creative abilities as a critical aspect of individual fulfillment.


Drawing & AP Drawing Instructor

Mr. Vinh Ngo

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Bachelor of Fine Arts - Painting (University of Houston - Main Campus)

Mr. Vinh Ngo

Vinh Ngo is a 30 years old art teacher and currently teaching drawing at Elsik High School. He earned a Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts with an emphasis on Painting at the University of Houston Main Campus. He graduated in 2015 and served as a teacher ever since. He has many hobbies and interest such as badminton, board game, photography,... He is also the sponsor for the Elsik Badminton Club.


Digital Art & AP 2D Design Instructor

Ms. Ana Ortiz

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Bachelor of Fine Arts, major in graphic design

Ms. Ana Ortiz

I am Ms. Ortiz and I have been with Alief ISD for over 10 years. I teach graphic design, Art I & Art II Electronic Media, Photography and AP 2D Portfolio. I am the National Art Honors Society sponsor. I am an active artist and graphic designer. I love the outdoors and art.


Sculpture & Art I Instructor

Ms. Aimee Panetti

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Bachelor of Fine Arts Art Education (Texas State University), Master of Education in Administration (Lamar University)

Ms. Aimee Panetti

I would like to welcome everyone to a great year in art!
I have more than 20 years of experience teaching art at the middle school and high school level in Alief ISD. I had the pleasure of teaching at Alief Middle School for 20 years and I am now enjoying being a Ram.
As a fine art instructor, my job is to encourage self-awareness, self-expression, and the building of self-esteem. I have always emphasized the students’ development. I let my students know that everyone is at a different level artistically. Their job is to always do the best that they can. The purpose of being in my class is to learn. Everyone has something to learn whether that is how to draw because this is the first art class they have ever taken or a new technique that can be used to improve the skills already possessed. Everyone should leave knowing more than when they started my class.


Painting & AP 2D Design Instructor

Ms. Keri Reynolds

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Bachelor of Fine Arts (University of North Texas) & Masters in Art Education (University of Houston)

Ms. Keri Reynolds

Welcome Mighty Rams!

I teach a variety of studio art courses at Elsik including Art I, Painting, Printmaking, Pre-AP Art, and AP 2D Design. I serve as the Fine Arts Department Chair for Elsik and as the Lead High School Art Specialist for Alief ISD. I am also an active member of the Texas Art Education Association and the National Art Education Association and serve as a Juror for the Visual Arts Scholastic Event.

Throughout the creative process students are challenged to develop multiple solutions to problems and to utilize art as vehicle to initiate change and to inspire others. As quoted by painter Edgar Degas, “Art is not what you see but what you make others see”.

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