Title: Art Teacher, Faculty Art Adjunct
Company: United Middle School, M.B. Lamar Junior High, Laredo Community College
Location: Laredo, Texas, United States
Angela G. Gomez, who worked as an all-level art teacher at United Middle School, (United I. S. D. in Laredo, Texas) and Mirabeau B. Lamar Middle School (Laredo I.S.D. in Laredo, Texas) has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in art education.
She is the daughter of Mr. Alberto Gonzalez (deceased) and Mrs. Aurora B. Gonzalez (deceased). Her sisters who are also in the Education Fields, are Anna Maria G. Mendiola, Arabella G. Adame (deceased) and Ada A. Gonzalez. Ms. Gomez’s son is Alberico Michael Gomez III. Ms. Gomez has retired and taught for 38 years.
As an art teacher, Ms. Gomez had inspired generations of young school students as an artist and art educator within the community of Laredo, Texas. Initially, she was inspired to pursue a career in education by her three sisters who worked as teachers. She attended Martin High School and graduated in 1971 in Laredo, Texas. She was a proud student of Art Educator, Mr. Jose M. Lozano, a very gifted Art Teacher at Martin High School. She obtained an Associate of Arts Degree from Laredo Junior College in 1973, a Bachelor of Science in Art Education with an All-Level Certification from Southwest Texas State University in 1975, in San Marcos, Texas and a Masters of Education in Art Degree from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas in 1985. Moreover, she produced one-woman shows for the Sul Ross State University Graduate Level Art Exhibition in 1984, and while attending Sul Ross State University, Ms. Gomez would volunteer time & help at the Chinate Art Museum in West Texas for Minimal Artist, Donald Judd (formally of New York City) and living in West Texas (Marfa, Texas). Over the course of her career, she found additional success as an Art Adjunct Faculty Member at the Laredo Community College between 2005 and 2014 (evening classes). In addition, she and her students would participate at The Laredo Center for the Arts from 1997 to 2002, and United Middle School from 1989 to 2018. She has also, exhibited her works for “Los Maestros Art Show” at the community’s Laredo Center for the Arts in Downtown Laredo, Texas.
Committed to bringing Art to Laredo, Ms. Gomez participated on the committees of the Laredo Youth Art Month from 1976 (Laredo I.S.D.) to 1983 and the Laredo Fine Arts Fiesta from 1998 to 2005 and from 2006 to 2018. Under United I.S.D., Ms. Gomez and other colleagues, worked with the school’s art students in exhibiting works in their annual “Fine Arts Fiesta” and also other competitions throughout the years. Throughout her career, she has maintained affiliations with the National Education Association, the Texas State Teachers Association, Kappa Pi, and Phi Theta Kappa. For her achievements, she is honored to have received several awards, including the Student of the Year Award for her master’s level coursework at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. She, currently, has a large painting of Sul Ross State University pictured in 1985 at the university’s Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library in Alpine, Texas. Moreover, she was selected for inclusion in Who’s Who of American Teachers for the State of Texas in 2006 and 2007 and was thereafter presented with the prestigious Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
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