Life is a stage, a canvas, a musical note and a dance, and the Fine Arts department at Comal ISD provides opportunities for every student to develop their creative thinking and problem-solving skills through one or more of their fine arts programs including dance, music, theatre and visual art.
Whether a dance class, violin lesson, art show or one-act play performance, creativity abounds at every campus in the district. The importance of fine arts in education has been studied by research organizations, college professors and school districts for decades, and these studies reveal how the power of the arts inspires, motivates and educates students from across socio-economic backgrounds and disciplines.
A 2002 report by the Arts Education Partnership showed how school children who are exposed to drama, music and dance are often more proficient at reading, writing and math; a 2006 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum study on art education showed a link between arts education and improved literacy skills; and a 2005 report by the Rand Corporation called “A Portrait of the Visual Arts” argues art education does more than give students a creative outlet, it actually helps connect them to the larger world and improves community.
Director of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Science, University of North Texas