It is with great delight that we announce the winners of the Washington State Schools of Excellence in Arts Education award; congratulations to Carnation Elementary, Elk Plain School of Choice, and the Tacoma School of the Arts! These schools represent the best in arts education for Washington state as they compete for the national Schools of Distinction award presented by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Read their nominations and the press release.
“Every time I observe an integrated arts lesson in a classroom, I find our highest levels of student engagement. Whether it is readers’ theater or a visual art component to math, reading, or social studies, many of our students who struggle with behavior or engagement issues rise to the top and then this carries over to the rest of their work.”
Mike Sellers, Armin Jahr
Bremerton School District
- Mike Sellers