My name is Monica Pelto, and I am so excited to be your art teacher at Wood River Elementary! It is such a joy to help my students explore, discover, and create. I have the best job in the world teaching and inspiring my students to help them to learn about their world through the lens of art. My art room is a colorful, fun and engaging place where everyone is given the opportunity to stretch their imagination, work as a community and form a lasting appreciation of art. We experience a wide variety of media so that everyone builds their art knowledge and discovers a favorite medium. I personally love drawing, painting and mixed media arts. I moved to Corpus Christi in 2010, attended school at Texas A&M International University, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts. I have always loved learning so it seemed natural for me to share my passion for art with young people and inspire children. I am married and blessed with the most amazing daughter who is in middle school, and we also have two fur babies. Thank you for the opportunity to teach the love of art to your children.