The purpose of ArtsEd Washington’s Principals’ Arts Leadership (PAL) program is to increase the provision of high quality arts instruction in Washington State’s educational system. PAL’s goal is to build and support systemic change in public elementary schools so that all students can benefit from the proven and powerful role of arts learning in a complete education. The strategy for accomplishing this – and the linchpin of the PAL program – is to frame the school principal as the instructional leader in the arts. PAL is focused on creating change by guiding principals, teachers, schools, and districts as they grow and sustain arts instruction as an integral component of elementary school education.Key Features of the PAL program (667.2 KiB)
Principals Arts Leadership Program Featured in National Teleconference
In Spring 2012, Executive Director Una McAlinden, along with Principals Arts Leadership (PAL) Program Alumni Laura Ploudré and Doug Poage, were featured in a panel during a national teleconference hosted by the Support Music Coalition – led by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM).
Their discussion, “Principals Take the Lead with Arts Education Planning”, took place during the National Association of School Music Dealers Conference, and was broadcast to participants across the country.
Listen to the teleconference* (see instructions below) to learn more about PAL, and to hear how the program has sustainably impacted local schools.
Follow along with a transcript of the conversation. Read the companion article, FOCUS ON STUDENTS: Empowering Principals as School Arts Leaders is Key Strategy for Student Success, as well!*The PAL section of the panel begins approximately 23 minutes into the discussion. Scroll the cursor near the middle of the track.
- Principals Arts Leadership Program Featured in National Teleconference