Meet our Fine Arts department
The Classical Center at Vial has a phenomenal Fine Arts Department.
Heather Turley is the Drama teacher at Classical Center at Vial Drama teacher this year. Mrs. Turley believes that if something has changed your life, then you should definitely share it with others. That’s why she decided to become a teacher: to share a love of performing arts with future generations. The best part about teaching theatre at Vial is that every single student get hands-on experience with acting and stagecraft. We work as a team and we all encourage one another as we share this love of performing. Mrs. Turley hopes that every child leaves her class feeling cherished, confident, and capable.
Robert Roberge is the Piano Lab instructor here at Vial. Having group piano in an elementary school, let alone a public school setting is absolutely incredible!!! Classical Magnet students receive piano once every 8 days for 45 minutes. There are also pianos available for every student to check out free of charge! Mr. Roberge believes that all students can learn, and that music education is something that should bring joy, and also discipline to the playing field. Hard work at the piano should also bring some of the most rewarding experiences of your childhood, and also your life long career!
Bonnie Lanicek is the Music teacher at Vial. This is her second year to teach classroom music. Ms. Lanicek's main mission is to give students a safe, equitable learning environment where music encourages further learning and growth. Music education involves all academic subjects and all 5 senses, which makes for an enriched learning experience. Ms. Lanicek's love for performing and learning shows through her teaching style, and above all, she has the best interest of the children and community of Garland ISD at heart. We sing, we play, we lead!
Stephanie Carlson is the Art Teacher at Vial. This is her second year at Classical Center at Vial Elementary.