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  • Élan Academy
  • New Orleans, LA
  • More than half of students from low‑income households

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I work with groups of 2nd - 8th grade students who are exceptionally talented in the visual arts. My school is located in an extremely high-need community and many of my students come from a background of extreme urban poverty in Southeast Louisiana. We face a unique set of challenges here in our beautiful, but troubled, city (from hurricanes to oil spills to political corruption and back again). These kids deserve a break every once and awhile... and I'm determined to see to it that they have some fun while exploring their creative potential. The Talented Arts program is one of the bright spots in my students lives. My program is designed to provide these exceptional children with an opportunity to develop their natural creative skills and talents while exploring the connections between art and other core subjects.

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I work with groups of 2nd - 8th grade students who are exceptionally talented in the visual arts. My school is located in an extremely high-need community and many of my students come from a background of extreme urban poverty in Southeast Louisiana. We face a unique set of challenges here in our beautiful, but troubled, city (from hurricanes to oil spills to political corruption and back again). These kids deserve a break every once and awhile... and I'm determined to see to it that they have some fun while exploring their creative potential. The Talented Arts program is one of the bright spots in my students lives. My program is designed to provide these exceptional children with an opportunity to develop their natural creative skills and talents while exploring the connections between art and other core subjects.

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