Mrs. Kelly Sutherland - Art Teacher

Phone: 972.947.9452 ext. 41405


Degrees and Certifications:

Art Certification to teach K-12th

Mrs. Kelly Sutherland - Art Teacher

Hi.  My name is Kelly Stribling Sutherland, and I have been teaching 12 years at Chavez Elementary.  It is a privilege for me to work with your imaginative children.  Prior to teaching, I worked as a freelance illustrator for many years.  I worked with clients such as Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, American Airlines, Scottish Rite Hospital, Nordstroms, Scholastic books and many more.  I still create art in my spare time and sell it on Etsy.   

 I am all about the arts.  It is my passion in the classroom and out of the classroom.  I like to teach students art history, art techniques and art expression.  I hope that students will produce work that is enjoyable and challenging for them to create.  I hope to create a positive attitude in class where students will be comfortable experimenting with new ideas and new techniques.  

At home in Denton, my husband Brian and I like to cook, grill, and work in the yard.  Our children Robert and Mandi, are on the East and West coast.  Mandi just recently graduated from  college in New York City and is currently working in the Big Apple and Robert is a newly graduated Naval Academy Ensign in the Navy in San Diego. He has been deployed as part of the Carl Vinson Strike Group in Korea.  

You may see my prior illustration work at the following website: