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Secondary education art educator

Robert Emerson Bear, American secondary school educator. Certified K-12 art teacher, Minnesota; certified 7-12 special education, K-12 art teacher, Texas; certified supervisor Texas. Recipient People's Choice award, Lewis & Clark Center for Art & History, 2003; scholar, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin, 1986.


Bear, Robert Emerson was born on October 6, 1953 in Artesia, California, United States. Son of Samuel Ronald and Erlene Mable (Wobick) Bear.


Bachelor of Science in Art Education, Bemidji State University, Minnesota, 1978. Master of Science in Art, Texas Agricultural and Industrial University, 1987. Postgraduate, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, since 1997.


Teacher art Indiana School District 710, Virginia, Minnesota, 1978-1979, Indiana School District 363, Northome, 1979-1981. Exhibit specialist John E. Conner Museum, Kingville, Texas, 1985-1987. Teacher special education, art Webb Consolidated Indiana School District, Bruni, 1987-1989.

Teacher special education Cotulla (Texas) Indiana School District, 1989-1990. Education service specialist United States Army Reserve, Indianapolis, 1989. Teacher, art specialist Bryan (Texas) Academy Visual and Performing Arts, 1990-1996.

Teacher art Somerville (Texas) Indiana School District, 1998—2000, Fremont (Texas) County School District, 2000, Lampasis (Texas) Indiana School District, since 2001. Art director print shop Trinity Church, Lubbock, Texas, 1984. Teacher photography Eveleth (Minnesota) Area Vocational Technology School, 1989.

Judge Odessy of the Mind, 1999. Guest lecturer art department Texas Agricultural and Industrial University, Kingsville, 1987. Conductor workshops in field.

Guest artist Bee Frame Shop, Alexandria, Minnesota, 1983, Ducks Unlimited and Landmark Gallery, Redwood Falls, Minnesota, 1984. Teacher special education Big Horn (Wyoming) Sheridan County School District #1, 1997-1998.


  • Certified K-12 art teacher, Minnesota. Certified 7-12 special education, K-12 art teacher, Texas. Certified supervisor Texas.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibited in group shows at National Audobon Society, 1979, Wildlife Heritage Foundation, 1984, National Wildlife Art Collectors Society, 1985, Oklahoma Wildlife Festival, 1983, Northern Minnesota Wildlife Art Show, 1983, Thief River Falls Art Council, 1983, Oklahoma Wildlife Art Festival, 1984-1985 (2 1st place awards 1984, Best of Show 1985), National Wildlife Art Collectors Society, 1985. One man shows include Bemidji State University, 1978, Ducks Unlimited, 1984, Texas Agricultural and Industrial University, 1987. Author: Oh Ho Ho game, 1993, Bear Classroom Management Portfolio, 1995, Curriculum and Instructional Unit Appraisal and Rating Instrument, 1998, Bearball, Sport, 2002.


Assistant scoutmaster Boy Scouts American, Indianapolis, 1989, Cotulla, 1990-1991, Webelos leader, Bryan, 1990-1991. President, founder "Cool"ality Kid Foundation, 1995. With United States Army, 1972-1974.

Member National Art Education Association, Texas Art Education Association, Braxos Valley Art Educators Association (president 1991-1993), Brazos Valley Art League, Kappa Delta Pi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: building houses, carpentry, ornithology.


Married Katherine Luella Culp, August 14, 1976. Children: Nathaniel Emerson, Benjamin Robert, Aaron Anthony.

Samuel Ronald Bear

Erlene Mable (Wobick) Bear

Katherine Luella Culp

Benjamin Robert Bear

Nathaniel Emerson Bear

Aaron Anthony Bear