Teacher fellows are distinguished educators from the Houston metro area who have demonstrated leadership skills and a passion for innovative teaching and learning methods in their classrooms. Established in 2011, the teacher fellows programs allows participants to work with Museum staff to craft new approaches to interdisciplinary classroom curriculum, school and teacher resources, and professional development opportunities at the Museum. The teachers are selected through their participation in other MFAH activities or recommended by Museum staff members.

The MFAH values educators’ expertise and strives for true collaboration to develop meaningful resources for students and teachers. Teacher fellows are essential to developing programs and opportunities for teachers and students at the Museum. Questions? Email teachers@mfah.org

2018–21 Teacher Fellows

Sandra Burkhalter
Clear Lake High School

Rebecca Clark
Friendswood High School

Jenny Lucas
The Woodlands High School

Jessica Pittman
Clear Lake High School

Virginia Reesman
Northbrook High School

Erica Smith
Clear Lake High School

Stevie Smith
Westside High School

Maya Imani Watson
Booker T. Washington High School

2018–21 Teacher Fellow

Deisy Guevera
Heights High School

Deisy Guevara, an International Baccalaureate visual arts teacher, has been teaching art since 2010. She graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor of fine arts in painting and a minor in art history.

Interconnections: Bridging Teen Learning Ecosystems at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [grant #10-18-0297-18].