Fine Arts

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ILTexas AGP HS Dance Class

The International Leadership of Texas recognizes the importance of the Fine Arts for a well-rounded high school graduate. 

The ILTexas Fine Arts Department offers regular and advanced courses in all four Fine Arts areas; Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts. Performance is an integral part of the performing arts and therefore included in the TEKS. 

All ILTexas Dance, Music, and Theatre programs present both in-class and after school performance opportunities. 

Likewise, all Visual Arts programs extend opportunities to showcase art pieces to students and parents/guests. Additionally, Fine Arts competitions provide opportunities for students to refine their technical and performative skills and set and achieve personal and group goals. 

Preparing for competition also provides opportunities for student leadership, teamwork, and positive character building.  Since 2013, ILTexas students have competed state-wide within TCSAAL, UIL, and private competitions, winning numerous individual and group awards.

Kerri Keller BME, MS

District Fine Arts Coordinator

1651 N. Glenville Dr. Suite 216

Richardson, TX 75081


Fine Arts Department Mission

The mission of the Fine Arts program is to foster appreciation of the arts in kindergarten through twelfth grade, provide performance and competition opportunities for all students, and offer rigorous curriculum preparing students for higher education. 

Fine Arts Department Objective

All students enrolled in a fine arts course will study a variety of artists and styles from around the world, have opportunities to lead their peers, utilize the English, Spanish, and Chinese languages through artistic works, and learn the skills of collaboration, perseverance, time management, responsibility and commitment to strengthen the mind, body and character.

Fine Arts Department Goals

1. The ILTexas Fine Arts Department will give quality instruction in each discipline.

a. Aligning vertically and horizontally district-wide

b. Teaching specific skills, techniques, and strategies

c. Adapting to better accommodate all students

d. Preparing students for higher educational success

e. Fostering leadership skills and abilities for professional endeavors

2. The ILTexas Fine Arts Department will be an integral part of the school curriculum, K-12.

a. Developing appreciation of the Fine Arts as a participant and audience member

b. Inspiring all students to give their highest effort in all endeavors

c. Stressing the importance of self-discipline and “Others Before Self”

d. Encouraging a positive, welcoming school climate

e. Seeking opportunities for international and cross-curricular learning

3. The ILTexas Fine Arts Department will represent the district in the local and global community by

    actualizing the mission.

a. Creating/Performing internationally focused works of art

b. Utilizing multiple languages and cultural representations

c. Seeking student-led leadership opportunities

d. Strengthening the mind through higher level thinking

e. Preparing the body through dedication to the craft

f. Developing character through collaboration, perseverance, and responsibility


ILTexas offers Dance courses at each high school.  Students have the opportunity to progress through four levels of technique, focusing on Dance as an art form.  During class, students will learn to appreciate, understand, and perform ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, social, and world dance styles. 

Established high schools will also offer a Dance Company/Team, focused on performing choreography from multiple genres on campus and within the community. 

Mr. Emmanuel Silveyra

District Dance Lead


ILTexas offers Music for all students in kindergarten through twelfth grades. Students in kindergarten through fifth, enjoy General Music on a six-day rotation. In class, they focus on learning basic music composition and theory and growing an appreciation of both instrumental and vocal music. Beginning in sixth grade, students may specialize in vocal music and/or an instrument of their choice, which they can continue to explore and refine throughout high school. Secondary courses focus on refining skills and techniques, while continuing to gain understanding and appreciation of musical styles around the world. High school students also have the opportunity to take AP Music Theory, possibly earning college credit.

Amy Burns

District Choir Lead

Shuo Conyer

District General Music Lead

Karen Windom-Gatling

District Orchestra Lead

Marcus Kester

District Guitar Lead

Shaylan Jacobs

District Band Lead


ILTexas offers Theatre Arts courses for students in sixth through twelfth grades.  Students will explore a variety of theatrical styles, focused on understanding and appreciating Theatre as a performative art.  During class, students will work individually and in groups to produce a variety of theatrical works from around the world.  Advanced Theatre students in grades sixth through twelfth will also have the opportunity to perform and compete on campus and within the community.  High school students may also explore their speaking skills through the related field of Debate.

Denise Montgomery Lias

District Theatre Lead


ILTexas offers Visual Arts for all students in kindergarten through twelfth grades.  Students in kindergarten through fifth, enjoy Art on a six-day rotation.  In class, they focus on learning basic skills and techniques needed to appreciate and complete artistic works in various mediums.  All students are encouraged to explore their artistic voices through projects focused on art styles from around the world.  Secondary courses focus on refining skills and techniques, while continuing to gain understanding and appreciation of more advanced styles and mediums.  High school students also have the opportunity to take AP coursework, possibly earning college credit, and explore Career/Technology courses related to Art, such as Commercial Photography, and Graphic Design.

Brandon Reasoner

District Visual Arts K-5

Juan Negroni Vasquez

District Visual Arts 6-12

ILTexas District Office

1651 N Glenville Dr. #216, Richardson, TX 75081

Phone: 972-479-9078

Fax: 972.479.9129

Board Members

President:  Gen. Williams 

Vice-President:  Dr. Lynne Beach 

Secretary: Tracy Cox 

Board Member: Dr. Soner Tarim

Board Member: Peter A. Gudmundsson

Board Member: Chris Moreland

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