Arts Integration Specialist, School Support Administrator
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Silvia Tinajero
I was born and raised in the City of South Gate, and I have been a part of the LA Unified family for the past 30 years, not counting the years I attended LAUSD schools. My passion has always been the Arts and my goal has always been to make a greater impact on our communities by providing our students with more Arts opportunities. Many of our students depend on the Arts as a way to express themselves, it is an outlet and/or passion that may lead them to a professional future in the Creative Industry here in the Los Angeles area or in our global world.
After serving LD East as an Arts Specialist for two years and now into my 3rd year, I hope to continue to focus on the Arts by supporting students, teachers and administrators in our quest to grow the Arts across LD East; from Boyle Heights down to South Gate. We are in this together, and I am here to support you!
LD East Arts is dedicated and committed to preparing all of our students with the best Arts Education possible. Our goal is to offer our students an Arts Education that is equitable, well-rounded, provides real-world experiences, and opportunities that will guide them into future college and career pathways. By preparing our Arts students, we bring to light the opportunities provided by the jobs the Creative Sector provides them here in the Los Angeles area and our globalized world.
- help learners to develop creative problem-solving skills.
- can present difficult concepts visually, making them more easy to understand.
- help children with the development of motor skills, language skills, social skills, decision-making, risk-taking, and inventiveness.
- teaches learners about color, layout, perspective, and balance: all part of the Elements and Principals of Art and Design that are a necessary component in visual & digital academic work.
- integrated with other disciplines reaches students who might not otherwise be engaged in classwork.
- boost critical thinking, teaching students to take the time to be more careful and thorough in how they observe the world.
- provide challenges for learners at all levels.
- connect students with their own culture as well as with the globalized world.
- engages students, students participating in the arts are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, to participate in a math and science fairs, or to win an award for writing an essay or poem than children who do not participate.
- leads to fewer disciplinary infractions and higher attendance, graduation rates, and test scores.
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