Mr. Christopher Leggett
Mr. Richard Luthiger
Physical Education Specialist
My name is Lammel Szeitz. I have taught Visual Art since 1990! My Bachelor of Science in Art Education K-12 and a Bachelor of Arts in Sculpture are from Minnesota State University, Moorhead. My Masters in Fine Arts Integration into Curriculum (including music, dance, storytelling, poetry, math and science) is from Lesley University at Cambridge. I also have a Masters in Gifted and Talented Education from Sierra Nevada, Tahoe. I have completed the Center for Teaching Excellence program, adding degrees in Diverse Learners and Technology in the Classroom. I have mentored seven student teachers, fourteen first year teachers, held offices in the Arts Teachers of Southern Nevada, presented at Art Teacher Inservices and the University of Touro. I taught at Mountain View ES and Gilbert Magnet School for the Arts for five years each.
I love teaching visual art because it is a joyful and motivating way for children to learn about themselves and the world around them. Accurate observation, analysis and creative problem solving are the hallmarks of a great education for our future leaders. Science, cultural references, literature and music are incorporated into each art project in a wide variety of media.
My interests beyond the visual arts are wide ranging. Classic literature, cosmology, biology, nutrition, brain research, poetry, graphic (comic) novels, history, anthropology, leadership, yoga and multicultural music. I am fascinated by the overlap of sciences and humanities.
I come from a family of working artists, engineers and visual art educators. My husband is a math teacher. My son is majoring in Aviation and ROTC at Rancho HS. He enjoys parkour, hockey and mariachi guitar. My daughter majored in Photography and Vocal Arts at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. She is now traveling the world...when not teaching art!
Ms. Andrea Loe
Ms. Gayle Lucas
SPTA - Luthiger
Ms. Michelle Mecham
SPTA - Leggett