Ms. Caston-Miller, Taylor Fine Art Teacher

Phone: 281-988-3500

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Fine Arts -- Studio Arts, Sculpture (University of Houston)

Lenie Caston-Miller

Teaching 3-Dimensional Art is an enjoyment in my life that I look forward to doing for many years to come. As a professional artist that enjoys the process of creation and discovery, it is my pleasure every day to mentor your students into thinking as multi-dimensional creatives. I teach them many soft skills throughout the year that will help them well into their adult lives—skills that I have learned as a war veteran, like resilience, collaboration, and the power of transmuting difficult experiences through the creative process. I also equip them with the technical skills of creating and building with their hands, and bringing an idea or concept into a physical object. I push the students to think about what is possible today and what do they wish to see created, then empower them with the tools to make it happen.

“Creation is just an experiment…until it is Art” – Mrs. Caston-Miller


Ms. Miller, Taylor Fine Arts Teacher

Phone: 281-988-3500

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Education (University Of Nebraska, Kearney)

Katelin Miller

Welcome Lions to the Visual Arts Den! I am excited to create with you!
I graduated from the University of Nebraska and started my education career here at Alief Taylor High school in 2018 as a visual arts instructor! I have taught an array of courses such as Art 1, Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking and the list grows every year. I am a proud member of the Texas Art Education Association, National Art Education Association, the Head Sponsor for the ATHS chapter National Art Honor Society, and an advocate for Incorporating Art in STEM.
Art is at the center of my life and my greatest passion is sharing it with others. I believe the visual arts is not just about creating a beautiful work of art but a chance to express ideas, beliefs and personality. In my courses, I push for my students to become not only great artists, but creative problem solvers, intuitive thinkers, and competent visual communicators.
I look forward to having you in class!


Mr. Duran, Taylor Visual Art Teacher

Phone: 281-988-3500

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Art (UT El Paso)

Charles Duran

Born in El Paso, Texas August 19, 1954 started working for Alief ISD in 1996 currently working in Alief Taylor High School since 2001.


Mr. Jacobitz, Taylor Fine Art Teacher

Phone: 281-988-3500

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Texas

Jeffrey Jacobitz

Hello! I am Jeff Jacobitz and I have been teaching at Alief Taylor High School for over 6 years now. I teach many different levels of art ranging from AP Studio to Art I. I love to work with my students to improve their drawing and painting skills, but also to help them find joy in art and what they create! I am originally from Nebraska, Kearney where I graduated in 2014 with a degree in Art Education (k-12). My favorite medium to work with in drawing would have to be charcoal because it is a perfect blend of messy and beautiful. Here at Taylor High, I am also the head tennis coach. I am proud to be part of the Taylor Lion Pride!


Ms. Martinez, Taylor Art and Drawing I Teacher

Phone: 281-988-3500

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Fine Arts with an Emphasis on Art Museum Curatorship

Valerie Martinez

Hello, my name is Valerie Martinez and I will be your child's Art Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. First of all, allow me to express how much I LOVE ART! I am very blessed to be living my dream as an Artist and Art Teacher. My goal as your child's Art Teacher is to help them to expand their creativity, to use their imagination to create original ideas, and to learn how to apply this to their own passions. My goal is to uplift your child and provide them with self confidence to ensure that they may become the kind of leaders that think outside the box in which ever field they choose. I do this with Art. In Art there are no mistakes, just happy accidents that allow your child to learn through exploration and freedom. Welcome to my art class. This is going to be a great year!


Mr. Moore, Taylor Fine Arts Teacher

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Bachelor of Fine Arts with Emphasis in Graphic Design and Marketing (Sam Houston State University)

Edmund Moore

I am a former student of Alief ISD, now teacher/coach. I have a passion to help my community and kids I teach. I am dedicated to them and want the best for my students.

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