Meet the Teachers

Music teacher- Kai Robinson

music teacher playing the french horn at recital

Kai Robinson is the music teacher at Abbett Elementary. This is her first year teaching at Abbett. Ms. Robinson grew up in Rockwall, Texas and graduated from Rockwall High School in 2016. She then attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma (Go Pokes!) and graduated in 2021 with a degree in music education and a degree in psychology.

Ms. Robinson is a multi-instrumentalist and participated in band and orchestra in middle school, high school, and college. Ms. Robinson’s primary instrumental focus is the French Horn and she loves playing it whenever she gets the chance. Ms. Robinson currently lives in Garland with her boyfriend, Garrett and her mischievous cat, Jane.

Art teacher- Morgan Mouton

art teacher headshot with hands covered in paint

Morgan Mouton is the art teacher at Abbett Elementary and this is her first year at Abbett. Mouton grew up in Rockwall, TX and attended Garland High School, where she graduated in 2017. Following her graduation, she attended Texas A&M University at Commerce where she was a resident assistant and cheerleader.

Ms. Mouton specializes in painting, specifically watercolor and holds a special place in her heart for fiber arts. Ms. Mouton currently resides in Garland accompanied by her boyfriend Alec and their two fur children- their dog Remi and cat Casper. 

All About the Arts

In Garland ISD, we strive to have a robust art program where our students can learn about different art movements, techniques, mediums, continents, cultures and, learn about some of the master artists from the past. We want every young artist to learn art history, academic visual arts vocabulary, with interdisciplinary connections that will enable them to find themselves and develop who they are as artists.

As part of the VAPA (Visual Arts & Performing Arts) elementary curriculum, your child will be able to virtually travel around the world and visit other continents, learn about their culture and their contributions to the art world. Our focus per grade level is as follows:






Australia and Polynesia Islands

Henri Matisse

The Mona Lisa

1st Grade


Faith Ringgold


2nd Grade


Vincent Van Gogh

A Sunday Afternoon

3rd Grade


Georgia O’Keeffe

The Great Wave

4th Grade

South America

Frida Kahlo

The Persistence of Memory

5th Grade

North America

Pablo Picasso

Soup Cans


We offer additional programs and events so our young artist can continue developing their art skills beyond their 45-minute weekly time:

  •  Art Club (4th & 5th Grade)
  • Talented & Gifted Program
  • TEAM (Texas Elementary Art Meet)
  • GISD Showcase
  • Art Month
  • Big Art Day
  • Abbett Fine Arts Night
  • GISD Holidays Greeting Card Contest
students showing artwork

Abbett fine arts night

On May 5th at 6:00pm, we will put on our Fine Arts Night, also known as Camp Abbett! All students and families are invited to attend. Ms. Mouton will show all of our students’ artwork throughout the school year and will also provide students and families the opportunity to create arts and crafts together! Ms. Robinson will help our students perform different songs for their families. For the music performances, we will go in grade order (kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th) and all families are welcome to watch our amazing artists perform and create art together! If you have any questions, feel free to message Ms. Robinson or Ms. Mouton!

District UIL competition

On March 26th, some of our Abbett students competed at the GISD Elementary UIL competition. This was our school’s first time competing in the competition and everyone worked very hard and had a great time!

2 students and teacher pose in front of horse holding sign
5 students and teacher pose in front of a horse
3 students and teacher pose in front of a horse