My name is Jean King. I am the art teacher at De Zavala Elementary School. I have taught here since 1998. This is my twelfth year at De Zavala. For the first five years, I taught Multicultual Art to the Vanguard students only. Since 2003 I have been the art teacher for the entire school.
From 1992 until 1998 I was the art teacher at W. C. Cunningham Middle School in Galena Park Independent School District.
I started my career as a visual artist/instructor in 1978 and have taught for a wide variety of organizations, including: Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston, Creative Alternatives (now City Artworks), the Children's Museum, and St. Joseph MECA (now MECA).
I am a working artist. I don't limit myself to one medium, rather I switch from drawing to painting to sculpture and back again. This means that I can share my art experience more fully with my students.
When I am not teaching, making, or reading about art, I enjoy traveling. I have been very fortunate over the past few years and have been able to spend time in Europe and Japan. Everywhere I go, I try to bring my experience back to my classroom.
I am passionate about both art and teaching. I look forward to another enjoyable year of art with your children.