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Thursday, October 12
 

8:45am PDT

Administrators -Empowering Students Through Arts Education
During this session we will explore several topics:
CA Education Code and Compliance
CA Arts Education Data Project
CA VAPA Standards Revision Process Update
CA Exemplary Arts Education Program and Rubrics
Models of Exemplary Programs
Arts Impact: College Access, Success, and Retention, an examination of recent research
LCAP considerations for Arts Education

Speakers
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Matt Armstrong

Director San Marcos High School, San Marcos HS Music Dept
Mr. Armstrong began teaching at San Marcos High School in 2004 and in 2015 accepted the position of Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator for San Marcos Unified. Named San Marcos High School Teacher of the Year, and San Marcos Unified Teacher of the year in 2013, Music Educator of... Read More →
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Jeffrey Marks

Director of Institutional Planning and Analysis, California State University, San Marcos
Jeff Marks is the Director of Institutional Planning and Analysis at California State University, San Marcos. An analytical person by nature and training, he's taught Economics, Statistics, Algebra, and Operations Research at the college level. Mr. Marks appreciates the Arts and believes... Read More →
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Courtney Sawada

Director, Southern Counties California Arts Project, Southern Counties California Arts Project
Courtney Sawada is the director of the Southern Counties California Arts Project (SouthCAP), regional site for The California Arts Project (TCAP), which is part of the California Subject Matter Projects (CSMP) network established by the state of California. TCAP’s central mission... Read More →
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Russ Sperling

Director of Visual and Performing Arts at San Diego Unified School District, San Diego Unified School District
Mr. Sperling is the Director of Visual and Performing Arts at San Diego Unified School District and currently serves as Western Division Immediate Past President of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). He previously served as President of the California Music Educators... Read More →



Thursday October 12, 2017 8:45am - 10:00am PDT
San Diego Natural History Museum Boardroom 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

10:15am PDT

Arts on our campus? It's our choice!
Learn how principals prioritized the arts in their school site budgets. Using multiple funding sources, these Chula Vista Elementary School Principals made sure to provide a robust, sequential standards based arts instruction by credentialed arts teachers.

Speakers
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Monica Castillo

Principal, Otay Elementary, Chula Vista Elementary School District
Monica Castillo currently serves as the Principal at Otay Elementary School.  In her 19 years so far in education, Ms. Castillo has spent 14 years in the classroom teaching in most grade levels where she infused the arts and brain-based practices.  Before moving into administration... Read More →
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Sylvia Echeverria

Principal, Kellogg Elementary School, Chula Vista Elementary School District
I have been an educator in the Chula Vista District for the past 21 years as a classroom teacher, Academic Coach, Associate Principal and currently as the principal of Kellogg Elementary. Kellogg opened its doors on February 4, 1957 and has maintained a special place in the community... Read More →
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David Munoz

Principal, Chula Vista School District
School Administrator
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Monica Ruiz

Principal, Chula Vista School District
Principal at Montgomery
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Lauren Shelton

Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator, Chula Vista Elementary School District
Lauren Shelton is the Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator for the Chula Vista Elementary School District.  Mrs. Shelton has a strong background in arts education and arts management.   She has taught fourth grade, was a music director for the San Diego Children’s Choir, led... Read More →



Thursday October 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am PDT
San Diego Natural History Museum Boardroom 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

11:30am PDT

Turning Around a Low Performing School Through Integrated Arts Education
Burbank Elementary School Principal, Arts Leadership Team and Partners Share Their Progress.  Engage with a dynamic panel as they describe their efforts in leveraging the arts to create success through a high touch, intensive, intervention model. Burbank Elementary School in San Diego Unified School District is participating in Turnaround Arts, a national public-private partnership design that is shifting school culture and impacting student achievement with arts education as a fundamental tool. One of sixteen sites in California, Burbank is measuring the school’s growth against eight pillars of effectiveness. Join this candid conversation on the successes and challenges of this exciting school improvement paradigm and the path Burbank is following in their transformative journey.

Speakers
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Dennis Doyle

Executive Director, CoTA (Collaborations: Teachers and Artists)
We're all about how to teach academic content through visual and performing arts forms. CoTA (Collaborations: Teachers and Artists) is a professional development organization that builds arts integration through co-created instructional strategies with classroom teachers. We also... Read More →
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Rachel Messineo

Principal, San Diego Unified School District
Rachel Messineo is the principal of Burbank Elementary School in the San Diego Unified School District. Burbank is one of 16 schools in the Turnaround Arts: California network, a whole school intervention model that transforms historically low-performing schools through integrated... Read More →
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Barbara Palley

Director of Program and Strategy, Turnaround Arts: California
Barbara Palley is the Director of Program and Strategy for Turnaround Arts: California, a non-profit organization co-founded in 2014 by renowned architect Frank Gehry and arts education advocate Malissa Feruzzi Shriver, to administer Turnaround Arts, a program of the Kennedy Center... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
San Diego Natural History Museum Boardroom 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101