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 schools entering the program cycle.
The training, held at Seattle Children’s Theatre, guided the principals in the art of focused conversations and consensus workshops that are designed to lead a School Arts Team through the development of a comprehensive Arts Plan.
Principals left excited to practice their new skills at their own schools and eager to help incoming PAL principals reap the rewards that come with including the arts in a complete educational curriculum.
So how did these principals become effective leaders and what steps did they take to get there? Find out how our PAL program is serving as a key resource to principals and their schools, providing tools and assistance to help them expand arts to every student.