About ~ Mrs. Sookdeo


My name is Mrs. Sookdeo and I have been a part of the Northrop community since 2017. Originally from Trinidad West Indies I first taught high school Architectural, Engineering, and Mechanical Drawing. After moving to Minnesota, I earned a B.S Degree in Interior Design from The Art Institutes International MN and a M.Ed Degree in Visual Art Education from the UofM. Prior to joining Northrop, I taught art in grades K-4 at SPA and Summit Lower School and Pre-K through 5 in the MTKA public school district.

My art class will cover standards-based content which will emphasize on cultivating student’s skills that includes creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking. Projects will encompass different aspects of art that will connect with the elements and principles of design and your child will learn about different artists and art techniques. My approach is a discipline-based art education, which will focus on:

       đŸŽšVisual Thinking Strategies, Critique & Art history: by looking at art to learn about other cultures, places, artists, works of art and art styles.

       đŸŽšAesthetics: by talking about art to discuss meanings, ideas, feelings, and moods.

       đŸŽšArt Production: making art to create expressive visual images.   

My goal is to make art a fun, productive and successful experience for your child. I am committed to fostering a safe, positive environment to help children’s creativity thrive and to promoting lifelong habits of mind that can enable them to extend their learning even further. Your child's art will be kept safe in the art room and for display reasons. All art will be sent home periodically throughout the year.

Please feel free to contact me anytime for any concern. I always welcome families to come in and visit the art room anytime.

I look forward to a wonderful year of art!


“Anything You Can Imagine Is Real” ~ Pablo Picasso