• OUSD VISUAL ARTS TEACHERS

 Mary Brune

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BA Technical and Professional Writing, San Francisco State University; MA in Education - Instructional Technology, from San Francisco State University; CTE credentials in the industry sectors of Arts, Media & Entertainment and Information &. Communication Technologies from UC Berkeley Extension

Mary Brune

Previously, I worked in the software industry, writing software manuals, designing icons, and instructional videos. In 2007, I co-founded an environmental nonprofit focused on reducing exposures to toxic chemicals. For my work I received the Suzy Cain Leadership award from the Breast Cancer Fund in 2009. I am a complete Illustrator junkie and love designing logos and making games. In my personal life I sew, paint banners, and dabble in screenwriting. I have three kids.

School: Madison Park Academy

MPA’s’ Graphic Design pathway provides students with authentic, project-based learning experiences in the field of design. Students progress from the principles of design, photography, typography, page layout & composition in year one, through digital storytelling, animation, game design, in year two. In the capstone year, Design for Change, students explore web design, mobile app design, and apply their pathway learning in service of their capstone issue to create positive change in their communities.

 Freddy Luque

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BA in Art: Graphic Design, CSU San Bernardino; MA in Learning and Teaching, University of Redlands (Single Subject Teaching Credential - Art); Career Technical Education, University of San Diego (Arts, Media & Entertainment, Manufacturing and Product Development)

Freddy Luque

Who am I? Teacher. Graphic Designer. Movie Enthusiast. Avid TV Watcher. Human Being. What began as simple stick figure drawings during elementary school has now become one of my life’s passions. Throughout my life, both art and education have shared my goal in terms of prospective careers.

School: Roosevelt Middle School

As an art teacher, I helped stimulate the minds of students by delivering the benefits of the arts, either as art education or integrating the arts into other subjects. The responsibility of the teacher goes beyond the textbooks, lectures, or exams; it expands the mind of a student and brings the outside world into the classroom.My core belief is that I am teaching students, not just Art; Art is merely a tool that I use.

 Eldica Miller

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BFA and MA in education

Eldica Miller

Eldica Miller is a professional artist, and an art instructor at OaklandTechnical High School. She is a native of Trinidad and Tobago. She graduated with a B.F.A from California College of Art in 1988. She attended Mills College from 1996-98. She graduated with an M.A in education and a teaching credential in 1998 from Mills College.
In 1999, she accepted an art teacher position with Oakland Unified School District (OUSD). OUSD placed her at Oakland Technical High School. She teaches drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture to students in the 9-12th grades.

Eldica paints with bold, vibrant colors. Her images are symbolic of her rich African/Caribbean culture. She often uses African and Caribbean images in most of her paintings; such as tropical landscapes/seascapes, African masks/motifs, African drums, Caribbean folk dancers, and the steel drum which is the national musical instrument of Trinidad and Tobago.


School: Oakland Technical High

I teach Art1 and Art2 to students in the 9-12th grades. I teach students from diverse economic and racial backgrounds.

 Rebecca Recco

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Rebecca Recco

Rebeccca Recco is a professional artist and art educator. She really loves painting huge, public murals.

School: Bret Harte Middle School

Art 6-9 in a blended learning model with a focus on student choice, student ownership of their work, students creating art in their own artistic voice, and authentic learning experiences.

Last Modified on August 5, 2020