Visual and Performing Arts Teachers

Beilstein, Cambria
Calder, Kristine
Dance/Body Composition/PE9 Teacher
Carlson, Greg
Colt, Jan
Visual Arts Teacher
Devaney, Brian
Video/Film Teacher
McElroy, Dean
Director of Instrumental Music
Norgren, Ryan
Digital Photography/Yearbook
Ushino, Michael
Wooten, Jeremey
Head Baseball Coach/Teacher
Visual and Performing Arts

Mission Statement

The mission of the visual and performing arts department at San Juan Hills High School is to give all students an encounter of the creative experience through the mediums of visual arts, theater arts, music, and dance.  The creative experience is the personal interaction that one has while creating, critically analyzing, and performing art.  Students will encounter these art forms on several different levels as defined through the California State Framework including, but not limited to artistic perception, creative expression, historical and cultural context, and aesthetic valuing.  All students of varying artistic aptitude and prior experience will receive quality instruction at the appropriate level, with a focus of challenging them to reach a greater level of artistry.  Students who have the aptitude and desire to pursue any of these areas as a profession will be given the full opportunity through quality instruction and a variety of course offerings for them to reach their goal.  However, the primary focus will be to bring the creative experience to all students of San Juan Hills High School through every artistic medium to the end result that all students bring a ‘creative spirit’ and critical analysis to all of their life challenges.

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Courses Offered in Visual and Performing Arts

Instrumental Music

Instructor - Dean McElroy   Email

  • Concert Band
  • Wind Ensemble
  • String Ensemble
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Marching Band
  • AP Music Theory
  • Drumline

Vocal Music

Instructor - Michael Ushino  Email

  • Concert Choir
  • Chamber Choir
  • Guitar
  • Commercial Music
  • Introduction to Fine Arts


Instructor - Kristine Calder   Email

  • Beginning Dance
  • Intermediate Dance
  • Advanced Dance Production 

Theater Arts

Instructor - Cambria Beilstein   Email

  • Drama 1A/1B
  • Advanced Drama
  • Actors' Repertory Theatre
  • Stagecraft
  • Theatrical Production and Management
  • Drama/Musical Comedy PE
  • Drama/Musical Comedy FA

Visual Arts

Instructor - Jan Colt   Email

  • Drawing/Painting
  • Advanced Drawing/Painting
  • Ceramics

Instructor - Ryan Norgren   Email

  • Digital Photography
  • Advanced Digital Photography
  • Yearbook

Video/Technological Arts

Instructor - Brian Devaney   Email

  • Video Production
  • Advanced TV Production
  • TV Broadcast Journalism
  • Film Studies
  • Computer Graphics