Introducing the 2015/2016 El Otro Lado in the Schools Teaching Teams

1 año, 7 escuelas, 9 clases, 10 maestros, 11 artistas docentes, 235 estudiantes, historias incontables…

1 year, 7 schools, 9 classes, 10 teachers, 11 teaching artists, 235 students, countless stories…

El Otro Lado in the Schools (EOL) is a program of the Academy for the Love of Learning that brings comprehensive, arts-rich experiences to classrooms in Santa Fe Public Schools and Charter Schools. The program matches classroom teachers with teaching artists to engage in a collective creative process with young people that explores their connection to land, culture, sense of home and belonging, and their own unique story. Throughout the school year Teacher/ Teaching Artists teams participate in a yearlong process of specialized training and reflection.

In response to the growth and popularity of the program, this year El Otro Lado instituted an application process for Teachers and Teaching Artists. Out of 21 applications, 9 teachers were selected and paired with a group of highly skilled teaching artists. We are so pleased with this year’s cohort and are honored to introduce them.


Randy Grillo & Molly Wagoner- SFHS, Grades 9-12

Laura Cullen & Stella Reed- El Dorado Community School, Grade 5

Tashina Hart & Amber Johnson- Kearny Elementary, Grade 4

Bill Rodriguez & Nathalie Nunez- Nava Elementary, Grade 6

Samantha Koroneos & Amy Lin- Amy Biehl Community School, Grade 5

Isabel Correal-Burns & Daisy Quezada- Monte del Sol, Grade 7

Maria del Mar Castillo & Andrew Primm- Ortiz Middle School, Grade 6

Laura Mayo-Rodriguez & Philomena Salem- Nava Elementary, Grade 5

Elizabeth Tidrick & Mi’Jan Tho-Biaz- Monte del Sol, Grade 8