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April Maldonado - Art

Mrs. April Maldonado

Hi Robinson, I am Mrs. Maldonado, the art teacher. I started at Robinson in 1998 and there is nothing better than spending the day with Roadrunners! My husband Omar and I have been married for 23 years, we have Adreanne, 28, Christian, 21, Solis, 15 and Elijah, 12. Adreanne & Jake (Summers) live in Pennsylvania where Adreanne teaches and coaches. Christian is a senior at Florida State University ans studying music education.  Solis is a Sophomore at KHS and Eli is in 7th grade at Nipher.  As a family, we enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends, sporting events and cultural celebrations around the St. Louis area. 
Teaching art is exciting every day. I love coming up with new ideas to motivate students. I am a firm believer that making art is not all about creation and product. Art is about developing creative thinking and problem solving skills as well as making and doing. These are important skills every student needs for their future work and careers. Each year we put all of the above into a full school art show that opens the week prior to spring break.  Included are some pictures from the show this past school year.  The theme of the show was "Creativity is a journey, enjoy the ride" and all projects were inspired by bikes, wheels and motion.  It was a blast!