Phone: 281.245.2770 x5440
Degrees and Certifications:
>B.S. degree in Elementary Education & minor in Studio Art from DePaul University >M.S. degree in Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis in Educational Technology from University of Nebraska at Omaha >Ed.S. in Administrative Leadership for Teaching and Learning from Walden University >(in progress) Ed.D. in Administrative Leadership for Teaching and Learning with a focus on art integration from Walden University
Mrs. Kelly Gonzalez
Hello, my name is Kelly Ann Wheeler Gonzalez, and I am delighted to be a member of the Alvin Independent School District (AISD) team! As a community member and parent of an AISD graduate I have watched the district grow over the past 16 years, and I could not be more thrilled to have the opportunity to share my skills and expertise with the students and parents at Alvin Jr. High.
Throughout my life, I have had the good fortune to travel outside the U.S. However, over twenty years ago, I embarked on career as an educator, and the knowledge I gained through my travels translated into the classroom through my love of learning. During my career, I have been afforded opportunities to work in both the public and private sectors of education and with students from kindergarten to the graduate level.
As a former graduate professor, I facilitated educators in the area of integrating visual and performing arts into the curriculum. Prior to becoming a member of the AJH family, however, I spent the previous five years building an arts based business from the ground up along with co-founding an art and leadership based 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Throughout my quest to promote the arts, I learned a great deal. Most importantly, I realized that the expertise and wisdom I have gained along my journey would be most beneficial to educating and empowering youth in a classroom setting, specifically, at the junior high level.
My experience and education has proven my conviction in the philosophy that art can nurture the inner self and unleash the potential within each person. I firmly believe that on the road to creativity, the paths that appear are not always the ones on the map; it’s okay to take a detour. Ideas inspire our destination, and we should be passionate about encouraging creativity. I cannot wait to create art with your children this year! Thank you for the opportunity!