Geri Padellford

As an art educator at St. Ambrose of Woodbury Catholic School I believe that each of our students grades K-8 has the ability for thinking and living artistically. I believe that God has given each of us talents and gifts which He expects us to develop and use to the best of our ability.

The art education program at St. Ambrose is an important part of the school curriculum. It allows our students to express their creativity, balancing the intellectual side of the brain with the artistic side of the brain. Art is a universal language and can be understood by all of us.

Through art, students can come to recognize their talents and gifts, and use them to respond visually to the beauty of God’s world. They can learn to appreciate and respect the creative talents of artists in many different places, cultures, and time periods.