Ms. Goetsch began her undergraduate studies at Dallas Baptist University, initially setting her sights on a career as a writer. While working towards her degree, she secured a part time job within the largest arts district in the nation, and was exposed to a diverse and profoundly creative group of people. As a result, she began to explore creative writing and discovered she had a talent for songwriting. Immersing herself in the performing arts community, she honed her craft and explored other talents: graphic design and visual arts. While she completed her formal education, transferring to and graduating from UTSA in 2001 with a BA in English, along the way she found a passion for the arts and has built a career as a practicing artist and teacher.
While homeschooling her children for 6 years, Candice contributed her talents within the home and throughout San Antonio’s homeschool community. She believes interweaving the arts with other subjects as she taught her own children bolstered their ability to succeed when they were integrated into a traditional academic setting. And teaching art and music to other homeschooled children through cooperative organizations, along with teaching private lessons, gave her the unique ability to teach a variety of art media to varied age groups. Prior to teaching at EKHLA, Candice also taught art classes across many age groups at several NEISD campuses. Her non-traditional experience has given her extraordinary flexibility and insight, skills that serve her well every day as she inspires the artists within each 7th and 8th grade student at EKHLA.
In her free time, Candice continues to write music and build her personal art portfolio. She loves to travel and enjoys an active lifestyle, running and practicing yoga often. Her two children are her greatest delight.
“Through art, students learn about themselves. What is their response when something goes wrong? On the canvas, they must work this out over and over again. Facilitating this type of self-discovery is what I love most about teaching. These are the lessons that will last a lifetime.”