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Showcasing the Arts

Posted: August 19, 2019

Showcasing the Elevated Arts Schools- Montezuma Elementary School

Montezuma Elementary School is dedicated to engaging all students with innovative brain based strategies and a rigorous Common Core curriculum. This commitment to learning will embrace the infusion of arts strategies to enhance student learning in all classrooms.

Mark Woodard, principal and his staff at Montezuma Elementary School applied for and was accepted into the first cohort of Elevated Arts schools in the Albuquerque Public Schools.  They began this journey by attending the Arts Integration trainings provided by the district. The teachers implemented what they learned to make real differences in the outcomes for their students.  Such strategies helped students persevere in math problem solving and supported the development of emotional regulation and social skills.  Arts strategies helped activate students' imaginations, gave them a voice and promoted student responsibility for the quality of their work.  

The school values include Respect, Community, Pride and Achievement.  The school motto is "Many Path, One Journey".  As they focus on engaging all students, the infusion of arts strategies into all classroom becomes the natural next step in creating a school where all students can have pride, show respect, help their community and achieve their goals! 

Congratulations Montezuma as you continue your journey to enhance student learning by infusing arts strategies into your daily experiences for children.