Edd Casas
Edd Casas
BA Studio Art, University of Nebraska Omaha
Early Childhood Lead Teacher Qualification
Large Center Director Qualification

Before taking the art position, I worked at Rivendell for about four years as a substitute, summer camp teacher and aftercare specialist. Before Rivendell, I worked to integrate art into my teaching practice as a lead preschool teacher at a different center. Now I have the opportunity to teach art as an entire curriculum and I couldn’t be more excited.

Ever since I started working summer camps at Rivendell in 2018, I noticed what a special environment there is here between the teachers and the students. Everyone really takes the time to get to know one another at Rivendell, and it definitely shows in the relationships and interactions people have with one another.

My philosophy for creative expression is very simple: my students are allowed to express themselves creatively in a safe environment in my classroom. It really doesn’t matter how well a child can draw or paint, but how much they enjoy doing it. I want every child to enjoy the process of creative expression, no matter what the end product looks like.

Outside of school I like to busy myself with personal art projects and hobbies. Lately I’ve found a lot of peace working on model building. I am a very cool and fun guy that likes to do lots of very cool and fun things, you see!