UP Art Teacher to Share Cuban Experience

University Park Elementary School art teacher Jennifer Torres traveled to Havana as part of a delegation of art teachers earlier this year.
University Park Elementary School teacher Jennifer Torres made some new friends while traveling to Havana as part of a delegation of art educators earlier this year.

Jennifer Torres, an art teacher at University Park Elementary School, has some stories to share about her experience during a recent visit to Cuba.

Torres traveled to Havana earlier this year as part of a delegation of 35 teachers from the National Art Education Association. She observed art classes at Cuban schools, conducted studio visits with local artists, and saw how art instruction was integrated into the general curriculum and into programming for special-needs students.

She will present some of her experiences at the upcoming Highland Park ISD board meeting on Nov. 3, and also at the Texas Art Educators Association conference on Nov. 13 in Galveston.

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