Hello firebird family, my name is Myrna Rivera. I am teaching Art Appreciation, Drawing and Painting this year. My educational journey started at Santa Monica College, California, where I then transferred to the University Of Houston-Texas School Of Art. I received my Bachelors in Fine Art with an emphasis in Studio Arts. I was nominated by my university to participate in a fellowship for Project Row Houses were I was provided the opportunity to explore art for social change, cultural art and art for healing, related to contemporary art practices. I have taught art from K-12 in many diverse communities. My goal at Eastmark HS is to spark a curiosity for the Arts and to encourage students to recognize their own artistic abilities, interests, ideas and diversities.