Diana Belknap, Art


Welcome to Polk's Art Room

I am looking forward to a brand new year at Polk Elementary. I have been a teacher for over thirty years and have taught for 27 of them. I have two wonderful children and  have  been married to my husband , Don, for 33 years. I have a degree in Elementary Education with my field in art. I love music as well and enjoy singing with the El Paso Chorale who have performed with the El Paso and  Las Cruces symphonies.

I believe that as an educator, I am part of a community of teachers that are preparing our students for jobs outside of education. I believe that elementary art is paramount. What we learn as a child has an impact on us that no other time of our life has. Studies have shown that having  fine arts in the elementary cultivates expression, creativity, critical thinking skills  problem solving, and imagination. Art develops inventive abilities that improve performance in academic achievements and in all aspects of  life.

My goal is to build upon your child's strengths and to make connections with our world developing 21st century skills.

Again I am looking forward to working with our Polk artists. Please feel free to come by or email me if you have any questions.

Diana Belknap