Hi! My name is Mrs. Avelar and I teach Art at HMS. This is my sixth year teaching (4th year at HMS) and I love every minute of it! I have a background in art and could not imagine doing anything else. I am married to my husband Mr. Zeek Avelar who is a youth pastor at our home church Calvary Christian Fellowship in Kingwood, TX. We have a cute little dog named Purdy (who LOVES to go on "puppy rides.") We currently don't have any kids, but between my job and his we have our hands full!
Mr. Avelar and I LOVE to go on adventures. We enjoy bike rides with Purdy, going to the movies, and traveling. Our favorite place to visit is Universal Studios in Florida. The faster the roller coaster, the better! We love Jurassic Park (the original movie) and Batman. DC over Marvel any day. We are very active at our church where Mr. Avelar is the youth minister. He teaches the bible to 6th-12th graders at our church. We love serving the Lord where he has called us to be!
My story of how I got into teaching can only be credited to God. I had a passion for teaching when I was really little, but choose to follow His direction and attend College of Biblical Studies where I received my Bachelor of Biblical Studies (where I also met my husband). I was determined to be a youth pastor, specifically teaching middle school students. Well, God had different plans. As an artist, the door opened up to Huffman Middle and it was a perfect fit. I am so excited that God never forgot my passion to want to be a teacher and made my "When I Grow Up" statement a reality.
I believe that every person has a creative side, which needs to be nurtured and challenged. In my classroom, I will teach you to explore, experiment, and test your creativity with a wide variety of materials and activities. You might never know you're an artist if you don't give art a try!
Looking forward to a great school year!