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200 West Chisum Street, Roswell, New Mexico  88203
575-637-3301  /  575-637-3314 - fax




Arts Connect Newsletter


Kinder Lessons

First Grade Lessons

Second Grade Lessons

Third Grade Lessons

Fourth Grade Lessons

Fifth Grade Lessons



Abigail Smith

Kris Ard
Arts Integration Speciality

Joni Byers
Administrative Assistant
575-637-3314 - FAX 


Arts Educators:

Balderrama, Mary Alice-637-3306- 1st PA
Doyle, Sunday - 637-3313 - 5th VA

Earwood, Robin - 637-3309  -  2nd PA  Furman, Jennifer - 637-3303  - 4th VA
Herbst, Chandler - 637-3304 - 3rd VA
Higginbotham, Kristin-637-3307-4th PA
Jurney, Kristie - 637-3302 - 2nd VA
Kuzniar, Cathy - 637-3317 - 1st VA
Miramontes, Amber - 637-3305 - 3rd PA
Pharis, Rhonda - 637-3315 - 5th PA

Phillips, Gretchen - 637-3312 - Kinder VA
Wyles, Andrea - 637-3308 - Kinder PA



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Roswell Independent School District's Elementary Arts Program

Our teachers, whose home base is housed at the Creative Learning Center, travel to all elementary schools each week to bring visual and performing arts lessons to all K-5 students. Special arts experiences are planned during the school year for 6th graders. Our lessons are designed to not only meet the NM Arts Standards and Benckmarks, but to integrate Arts Concepts into the other core curriculum.

Our Mission

The Mission of the RISD Elementary Arts Integration Program, Arts Connect, is to enhance learning for K-6 students and their teachers through opportunities for creative growth in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts.


1.  To provide opportunities for creative self-expression
2.  To improve arts instruction
3.  To fully integrate the arts into the curriculum
4.  To enhance students' academic success