PAL Spotlight On: Madrona K-8 School

“It was one of the most focused professional development experiences I’ve had as a principal," Farah exclaims. “PAL brought everybody’s voice together and was a key strategy in our success.” The Arts are Alive Thanks to Strong Leadership and PAL Throngs of students fill the halls with busy footsteps and the buzz of chatter as

PAL School Receives Crayola Grant!

ArtsEd Washington is pleased to announce that our Principals Arts Leadership (PAL) program participant, Madrona K-8 School, was recently awarded a grant from the Crayola Champion Creatively Alive program! Under the leadership of Principal Farah Thaxton, and with guidance of our PAL program, Madrona has enlisted an active group of parents, community partners, and artists

ArtsEd Washington’s PAL Program Featured in National Principals Magazine

Following ArtsEd Washington's participation in the Turnaround Arts Initiative, in which Executive Director Una McAlinden shared best practices from our Principals Arts Leadership (PAL) program, Una and the PAL program have been featured in a special issue of the National Association of Elementary School Principals' (NAESP) Principal magazine, sponsored by Crayola. The article From Intuition

ArtsEd WA Releases Principals Arts Leadership (PAL) Program Brochure

ArtsEd Washington is pleased to present this inaugural published brochure for the Principals Arts Leadership (PAL) program.  Featuring quotes from PAL alum and supporters, this brochure also includes PAL's: Innovative strategies, best practices, and anticipated outcomes, Approaches to providing critical support, and tools for success, and How to ignite renewed enthusiasm for teaching and learning

PAL Spotlight On: Black Diamond Elementary

ArtsEd Washington is thrilled to shine the spotlight on Black Diamond Elementary , a Year 2 school of our Principals Arts Leadership (PAL) program.  We recently sat down with Principal Gerrie Garton to learn about what changes she's seen in the school, the staff, and the students since participating in the program. Q & A

PAL Spotlight On: Parkwood Elementary

ArtsEd Washington is thrilled to shine the spotlight on Principals Arts Leadership (PAL) program alum Parkwood Elementary!  We recently sat down with Principal Laura Ploudré to learn about what changes she's seen in the school, the staff, and the students since completing the program. Q & A with PAL Principal Laura Ploudré How did the

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",

PAL Schools 2011-2012

At the start of the 2011-2012 school year, we welcomed new additions to our Principals Arts Leadership (PAL) program.  ArtsEd Washington introduced this outstanding group of principals who participated in the program that year.  They became instructional leaders in the arts who empowered their teachers and staff with the creation of a school-wide arts vision, a

Welcome to Our Newest PAL Schools 2010-2011

ArtsEd Washington is excited to introduce our new group of principals participating in the Principals Arts Leadership (PAL) program this year. Through this program, the principals will be positioned as the instruction leaders in the arts, empowering them in a role to effectively guide the expectations for teachers and providing them with tools to help

Principals’ Arts Leadership (PAL) Training Is Big Success

Furthering our goal to expand our Principals’ Arts Leadership (PAL) program to elementary schools throughout Washington state, ArtsEd Washington hosted an engaging and dynamic alumni training for principals who have completed the 3-year program. The alumni are now eligible to serve as coaches and facilitators to the group of principals in the next generation of