Welcome Parents, Students, and Faculty! My name is Katherine Phillips-Ortega and I am a member of the Visual Arts faculty here at Damien High School. I currently teach 4 different sections: Visual Arts & Design, Photo 1, Advanced Photo, and Digital Art. I received both my Bachelor's degree (in Art Education) and my secondary-level teaching credential from Cal State Fullerton. I am also a direct product of the fantastic and enlightening International Baccalaureate Arts program for high school students. It is with my experience as a student, an artist, and an art educator that I approach my post here with a great love of art and its power to build character, expand the mind, and inspire. Let's get started!