An artist, designer, and certified art teacher, Kelly Diaz founded the Production Design Program at the Academy for Careers in Television & Film in 2010.  Kelly has taught diverse subject matter, from acrylic painting to German Expressionist film, from Adobe Photoshop to oxyacetylene welding.  She has taught a wide range of students, from suburban private school to inner city public school.  Kelly has taught students ranging in age from five years old to sixty-five years old, including high school and college.

On the best days, she smiles, looks around the classroom and thinks, “I can’t believe I get paid for this!” And on the worst days, Kelly finds humor and beauty in the small things, and she smiles and laughs as much as possible.