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Janis Allen 2003 Raise awareness of standards and incorporate into student lessons through many venues including colleagues, students, parents, school board, and community. Hampton Elementary Teacher Hampton Township School District
Mary Ann Andreassi 2003 Make art more visually valuable by educating students, faculty, and community on why it's beneficial and academic and how it can enhance school and community. Pine-Richland Senior High School Art Department Chair Pine-Richland School District
Ashley Andrykovitch 2012 Examine the Art Connection program and determine how it can be used to connect parents, teachers and students. Fallingwater Assistant Curator of Education
Judith Apple-Sullivan 2008 Make art available to as many students as possible. Vincentian Academy Visual Art Teacher Diocese Of Pittsburgh
Janice Barthen 2008 Create a department newsletter. Moon Middle School/McCormick Elementary School Music Teacher Moon Area School District
Amanda Bashioum 2009 Create a dance unit for students in grades K-5 Charleroi Area Elementary Center Teacher Charleroi Area School District
Jessica Beblo 2008 Integrate arts instructional strategies and experiences into the kindergarten classroom, curriculum and activities to further develop and enhance literary skills and to provide teachers with additional strategies for differentiated instruction. College Square Elementary School Principal Beaver Area School District
Lisa Belczyk 2007 Establish the PSO as a professional development resource for music educators. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Director of Learning
Sharon Bellotti 2003 Increase the quality of lesson design in order to keep students engaged in music activities. Fulton Pre K-5 Visual Art Teacher Pittsburgh Public Schools
Matthew Beresik 2010 To develop a plan to implement the recommendations of the AEC Self Assessment, enhancing arts education in Highlands School District. Highlands Senior High School Instrumental Music Teacher/Band Director Highlands School District
Milo Berezin 2016 Develop assessment systems for educational programming and for teaching artists, including setting program goals, building evaluation tools, and collecting and analyzing data. Union Project Arts Education Coordinator
Ashley Biega 2009 Create a web space for the arts in Blackhawk School District. Blackhawk High School Visual Art Teacher Blackhawk School District
Michael Bockoven 2009 Build upon recommendation for a high school level art history course through proposal, development and implementation of an advanced placement art history course. Ingomar Middle School Visual Arts Teacher & Art Department Chairperson North Allegheny School District
Marcy Bogdanich 2004 Strengthen the community of arts educators.
Mary Brenholts 2004 Focus on financial tracking and accounting of the residencies with the PCA finance dept. Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Director, Artists in Schools & Communities
Todd Bushyager 2004 Sponsor community performances designed to engage new audiences and recruit interested students. Brashear High School Physical Education Teacher Pittsburgh Public Schools
Marylou Bushyager 2010 Broaden students' cultural knowledge by relating geographic regions, their musical genres, and art forms to beginning instrumental music through partnerships with community organizations. Pittsburgh Public Schools Itinerant Music Specialist Pittsburgh Public Schools
Victor Capone 2011 Document the implementation of Pittsburgh's new Visual Arts curriculum at Pgh U. Prep 6-12 and assess its impact on students CAPA 6-12 Visual Art Teacher Pittsburgh Public Schools
Angela Capuzzi 2014 Establish a STEAM club Benjamin Franklin School / Lafayette School Visual Art Teacher Uniontown Area School District
Kathy Cecotti 2003
Emily Chapman 2012 Pool community and alumni resources to build and support the instrumental music program. Lifetech Academy Teacher
Kate Ciarimboli 2011 Prorposefully experiment with technology in the classroom to inform the incorporation of technology into curriculum writing and revision Green Valley Primary School Visual Art Teacher East Allegheny School District
Erin Cohen 2011 Create a more fully valued arts program at Propel Braddock hills using academic integration Google Lead Product Ontology Linguist
Katie Conaway 2016 Create & execute "The Bard for Beginners" Artist Residency Program Pittsburgh Public Theater Director of Education and Outreach
Tianna Conway 2014 Create an education liaison network with area colleges/universities Schauer Arts & Activities Center
Jessica Cook 2011 Produce a video slideshow that highlights people from ages 1-90 engaged in healthy and active lifestyles Mellon Middle School Physical Education Teacher Mt. Lebanon School District
Pierce Cook 2011 Create supplemental songs and exercises to work in conjunction with the Essential Elements 2000 for string series Mellon Middle School Music Teacher Mt. Lebanon School District
Michelle Cooney 2011 Design and implement a K-8 music curriculum framework
Kelly Cornelius 2012 Create an instrumental music community and encourage and sustain participation by changing program to establish value and credibility. Gateway Middle School Music Teacher - General/Band Gateway School District
Linus Craig 2007
Jordan Crosby 2008 Produce an informative tool for Pennsylvania's education community that will reshape thinking around the role of visual art-centered, interdisciplinary learning programs for K-12 students in our region. AWK Consulting Engineers Director of Marketing and Recruitment
Christy Culp 2006 Apply for the teacher in residence program at Deer Lakes Middle School to provide the Middle School students with an opportunity to learn about the ceramic art form. Deer Lakes High School Visual Art Teacher Deer Lakes School District
Elizabeth Davis 2013 Write a grant to purchase Orff instruments for one elementary school. Gill Hall & McClellan Elementary Schools Music Teacher West Jefferson Hills School District
Adrienne Day 2010 Create a community friendly art classroom environment. Graysville Elementary School Visual Art Teacher West Greene School District
Marian Day 2007 Write a comprehensive K-12 curriculum. Bon Meade Elementary School Visual Art Teacher Moon Area School District
Deborah Day 2006 Organize a student art exhibit. Brooks Elementary School Physical Education Teacher Moon Area School District
Carol DeWitt 2004 Integrate production aspects of the current art curriculum into various programs, across curriculum, within differentiated age groups along with special needs students.
Mary Ann Diel 2010 The Ellis School Music Teacher
Jara Dorsey-Lash 2009 Use the Teenie Harris Archive as a context to empower kids and communities to create civic change. Penn State University Associate Director of Development, Center for the Performing Arts
Rebecca Dougan 2011 Create a model to increase participation in a school-wide, integrated arts and humanities theme - community. Dilworth Pre K-5 Music Teacher Pittsburgh Public Schools
Cynthia Dougherty 2013 Set up STEAM room. Shaler Area Elementary School Music Teacher Shaler Area School District
Robyn Doyle 2016 Extend Personal knowledge in the changing art scene and act as a component of change at the building level. Propel Montour Visual Art Teacher Propel Charter Schools
Amy Dresbold 2010 Start an after school musical theatre program. Mifflin Pre K-8 Music Teacher Pittsburgh Public Schools
Amanda Durick 2011 Provide supplemental art opportunities for students gifted in or interested in art through an art club Oblock Junior High School Visual Art Teacher Plum Borough School District
Rebecca Effert 2010 Promote the arts program through the development of a district wide newsletter. Patterson Primary School Visual Art Teacher Blackhawk School District
Stephen Ehrlich 2009 Create/revise the music curriculum k-12. East Allegheny Senior High School Music Teacher- Orchestra East Allegheny School District
Samantha Ellwood 2014 Providence Connections
Teresa Emeloff 2004 Align Highland's visual arts program to Pennsylvania's Standards in the Arts and Humanities and establish biennial arts festival district wide. Highlands Senior High School Physical Education Teacher Highlands School District
Laura Ferguson 2007 Improve marketing, communication, and implementation of current enrichment program. Propel Charter Schools Fine Arts Director Propel Charter Schools
Deni Few 2006 Plan an arts event in collaboration with the music department at Bentworth Middle School. Bentworth Middle School Teacher Bentworth School District
Chelsie Marie Fike 2012 Change community to validate and appreciate art. George Plava Elementary School Visual Art Teacher Albert Gallatin Area School District
Quanice Floyd 2015 Complete a planning year for my creative arts public charter school Randallstown Elementary School Teacher Baltimore County
Dave Foley 2004 Banksville K-5 Physical Education Teacher Pittsburgh Public Schools
Jason Forck 2014 Pittsburgh Glass Center Youth Education Coordinator
Mariann Fox 2005 Develop an arts assessment system. Foster/Markham Elementary School Music Teacher - Vocal Mt. Lebanon School District
Donna Fox 2009 Bring awareness and significance of the value of arts education for lifelong learning in the Peters Township school and community. Peters Township Middle School and High School Music Teacher Peters Township School District
Michael Fratangelo 2005 Use the unique architecture of the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh as a metaphor for life in the post-modern 21st century and create lessons around the history and creative design of the three buildings that comprise the museum. Pleasant Hills Middle School Visual Art Teacher West Jefferson Hills School District
Carol Froehlich 2007 Track and assess student aesthetic response in music. Howe Elementary School Music Teacher - Vocal Mt. Lebanon School District
Jaime Frye 2007 Create a district-wide choir at the elementary level. J. A. Allard Elementary School Music Teacher Moon Area School District
Kristin Gatch 2008 Provide college-bound singers with an abbreviated, college-type audition process, complete with feedback, to help them assess their musical capabilities and prepare them for an actual college audition. Pittsburgh Opera Executive Assistant and Board Liaison
Karla Gearhart 2005 Transition program to ease students through school changes at all levels. Arts integration can be utilized as the catalyst for change and adaptation. Verner Elementary School Teacher Riverview School District
Kimberly Giffin 2015 Chartiers Valley High School Teacher, Fall Play & Spring Musical Director & Producer Chartiers Valley School District
Megan Gilby 2012 Identify goals of the Arts Passport program, and streamline programs to meet constituent needs. City of Carlsbad - Cultural Arts
Tamara Goldbogen 2012 Facilitate smooth transition into new leadership position, create a long-term plan for Shakespeare in the Schools. Weber State University Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair for Arts Learning
Robert Graham 2016 Become positively integrated and an integral member of the Carrick school culture. Carrick High School Visual Art Teacher Pittsburgh Public Schools
Mary Beth Gray 2003 Create combined Arts Department at Shady Side Academy in order to make arts stronger and more visible. Shady Side Academy Teacher
Cynthia Gregg 2005 Form an arts support group. Washington Park Elementary/Middle Teacher Washington School District
Lisa Griffin 2009 Visual Arts Department Collaboration. Moon Area Middle School Visual Art Teacher Moon Area School District
Cheri Hanczar 2010 Explore and establish a connection between the architecture of Falling Water and the Orff-Schulwerk method of music. Winchester Thurston School
Charles Harper 2006 S.F Kyojin Managing Partner
Pam Harrison 2016 Develop and facilitate the use of an organizational tool with expanding informational resources that encourage both students and teachers to recognize, reference, apply, synthesize and embrace cross curricular connections, visual thinking strategies, prob McMurray Elementary School Physical Education Teacher Peters Township School District
Nathan Hart 2013 Create a seventh grade course that integrates students from two elementary schools. Riverview Jr./Sr. High School and Verner Elementary Music Teacher Riverview School District
Kristin Hartman 2005 J. A. Allard Elementary School Visual Art Teacher Moon Area School District
Linda Hartman 2006 Develop an interdisciplinary unit empowering students to relate art to their learning community. Independence Middle School Visual Art Teacher Bethel Park School District
Rebecca Harvey 2011 Develop a sequential K-12 Visual Arts Curriculum (Highlands) Grandview Elementary School Visual Art Teacher Highlands School District
Alyssa Herzog Melby 2012 Work on an accessibility initiative for PBT, complete program assessment.
Erin Holsinger 2015 Strengthen the literacy of middle school students through authentic vocal and music education at Pittsburgh Carmalt. Carmalt Pre K-8 Teacher Pittsburgh Public Schools
Micci Hutterer 2016 Design a shared art experience for students and community. Woodland Hills Jr/Sr High School Art Department Chair Woodland Hills School District
Brenda Johnston 2014 Connect with area business leaders to encourage relationships and remedy workforce gaps Butler University
Katie Jones 2013 Improve educational programming. St. Stephens Academy Computer Lab
Anna Marie Joyce 2008 Create meaningful lessons in music instruction for middle school students. Propel East Music Teacher Propel Charter Schools
Shelia Kahle 2012 Propel Braddock Hills High School Creative Arts Advisor
Janice Karenbauer 2008 Moon Middle School/McCormick Elementary School Music Teacher Moon Area School District
Amy Keller 2006 Create an art program that encourages and supports the emotional development of students. Quaker Valley High School Guidance Counselor Quaker Valley School District
Renae Knapek Yoder 2006 Create a resource to utilize the arts as a means for students to write across the curriculum. Highlands Senior High School Physical Education Teacher Highlands School District
Rachel Koch 2007 Revive the community through the arts. Art Director
Daniel Kovacic 2009 Plan, organize, and execute a concert consisting of students in the Brownsville Area School District. Brownsville Area High School Principal Brownsville Area School District
Megan Kraus 2014 Improve the relationship between the choral program throughout the district Whitehall Elementary School Teacher Baldwin-Whitehall School District
Leslie Kunkel 2008 1) Host a Regional Arts and Technology Mini-conference; 2) Create a list of arts educators in Beaver County. Highland Middle School Visual Art Teacher Blackhawk School District
Diane Lally 2003 Unify arts in South Fayette by creating a combined arts department. South Fayette Middle School Visual Art Teacher South Fayette Township School District
Richard Lane 2015 Use differentiated instruction to provide an opportunity for my advanced student to participate in project base learning that will allow them to improve as musicians and work within a system that they can be evaluated and accessed. Perry Traditional Academy Pittsburgh Public Schools
Erich Lascek 2011 Design and implement a second level of the Music Theater Performance class at Gateway High School Gateway Senior High School Music Department Chair and Chorus Teacher Gateway School District
Robert Lee 2010 Develop and implement a quality professional development course for educators to aid in the formation of lesson plans/teaching strategies integrating the arts. George Washington Intermediate School 4th Grade Reading and Language Arts Teacher New Castle Area School District
Hattie Lehman 2015 Carnegie Museum of Art Assistant Curator of Education
Paul Lennartz 2004 Improve communication in K-12 instrumental, choral, and visual arts (up and down). Pittsburgh Public Schools Itinerant Music Specialist Pittsburgh Public Schools
Alice Lieb 2004 Increase public support for the arts in Shaler Area School District. Carnegie Museum of Art Volunteer Docent
Deborah Lieberman 2015 Bringing Culturally Responsive Arts Education: into my teaching Linden K-5 Music Teacher Pittsburgh Public Schools
Nicole Longevin-Burroughs 2008 Create a residency program for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Musicians through Service Exchange, based on the existing ambassador program in order to serve as a resource for educators. Awtrey Middle School Cobb County
Gordon Lowry 2010 Fully integrate technology into the Trinity Middle School Music Curriculum. Trinity Area Middle School Teacher Trinity Area School District
Louis Lynn 2010 Develop a plan to implement the recommendations of the AEC Self Assessment in art and music, enhancing arts education in Highlands School District. Highlands Middle School Middle School Concert Band & Jazz Band Director, Music Teacher, and Assistant Marching Band Director Highlands School District
Jennifer Macasek 2012 Articulate current programming in order to better serve Attack Theatre and its constituents. PhD Student in Literature at UC Santa Cruz
Rachel Mackanin 2011 Develop a comprehensive K-12 music curriculum
Heather Mallak 2015 My goal is to launch Public Studio, a creative consulting umbrella that acts as a catalyst for the education, arts, and culture sectors. Public Studio Creative Director
Emily Masa 2013 Write a K-12 visual art curriculum South Fayette Elementary and Intermediate Schools Visual Art Teacher South Fayette Township School District
Patrick McAndrew 2003 Unify arts in South Fayette by creating a combined arts department. South Fayette High School Visual Art Teacher South Fayette Township School District
Monica McElwain 2004 Increase public support for the arts in Shaler School District. Shaler Area Elementary School Visual Art Teacher Shaler Area School District
Jodi McKeever 2009 Open a new avenue of communication for middle-school art students to talk about their artwork; to further our art programs' integration with technology. Washington Elementary School Visual Art Teacher Mt. Lebanon School District
Lauren McKiernan 2006 Encourage students to become leaders in their community.
Emily McMahon 2012 Hold a charter school gallery display. Urban Pathways Charter School Visual Art Teacher, Elective Department Chair
Laura McManus 2003 Create Middle School curriculum in order to legitimize middle school programming. North Carolina Museum of Art
Susan Metelsky 2009 Reformat the middle school open house. Beaver Area High School Director of Choirs Beaver Area School District
Sally Meyers 2003 Raise visibility of Theater Arts through networking and collaborating within Fox Chapel High School. Fox Chapel Area Senior High School Drama and Theater Teacher Fox Chapel Area School District
Dawn Miller 2011 Develop a sequential K-12 Visual Arts Curriculum (Highlands) Highlands Middle School Visual Art Teacher Highlands School District
Gloria Mou 2012 Support her department, and assess the public value of her department by organizing the interview component of a community value assessment. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Director of Musician and Community Engagement Programs
Ashley Mutschler 2016 To refine arts and elective options for Ringgold Middle School students for the start of the 2017-18 school year. Ringgold Middle School Teacher Ringgold School District
Robert Naser 2016 The Keystone Oaks School District elementary fine arts teachers will plan, host, and deliver an interactive family arts event for all elementary students and families. The event will feature hands-on activities and showcase student learning and achievemen Dormont Elementary School Music Teacher Keystone Oaks School District
Maggie Negrete 2015 Foster a Collaborative, Supportive Community of High Quality Teaching Artists in the Greater Pittsburgh Region The Brashear Association Education Coordinator
Lynne Nickolls 2010 Develop an afterschool tutoring program. Belle Vernon Area High School Visual Art Teacher Belle Vernon Area School District
Diane Oberst 2007 Design and implement a literacy-based fine arts kindergarten pilot. Ross Elementary School Visual Art Teacher North Hills School District
Marsha Owens 2006 Make ARTSDAY a permanent and more useful experience for the Trinity students and faculty. Trinity Area High School Teacher Trinity Area School District
Anthony Palmieri 2005 Involve the community in the children's learning process through short concerts. Brookline Pre K-8 Teacher Pittsburgh Public Schools
Rich Pantaleo 2011 Link the students with the community, and the community with the students Ringgold School District Superintendent Ringgold School District
Jennifer Pecora 2010 Create a visual arts website for Steel Valley Middle School Steel Valley School District Visual Art Teacher Steel Valley School District
Russ Pedersen 2006 Organize a Unified Arts Day a combined exhibition of the visual and performing arts for the community stakeholder Carnegie Elementary/Crafton Elementary Music Teacher Carlynton School District
Rebecca Peifer 2003 Create middle school curriculum in order to legitimize middle school programming. Manchester Craftsman's Guild
Joseph Perrino 2012 Create a more informed network of community support for the music program. Tenth Street Elementary School Visual Art Teacher Riverview School District
Kelly Perry 2013 Introduce technology into the performance (choral) classroom. Gateway Middle School Music Teacher - Chorus Gateway School District
Aubrey Ploesch 2014 Create an online resource for music teachers to share resources Liberty K-5 Music Teacher Pittsburgh Public Schools
Kristine Purcell Sacco 2007 Designing an art curriculum for special education students. K.D. Tillotson School Visual Art Teacher
Juliet Pusateri 2014 Establish a teen art program
Courtney Rabi 2013 Improve theatre offerings at South Fayette. Write curriculum. South Fayette High School English and Theatre Arts Teacher South Fayette Township School District
Erin Remaley 2016 I would like to define and establish my role as the art teacher representative on the STEAM steering committee over the course of the 2016-2017 school year. I can do this by educating the STEAM committee on creativity and art, and how to successfully in Reserve and Jeffery Primary Visual Art Teacher Shaler Area School District
Ramon Riley 2003 Make art more visibly valuable by educating students, faculty, and community on why it is beneficial and academic and how it can enhance school and community. Pine-Richland Senior High School Visual Art Teacher Pine-Richland School District
Tammy Rodgers 2016 Collect, document, frame and exhibit student artwork throughout the Portage Area Elementary School environment. Portage Area School District Art Teacher Portage Area Elementary School
Tricia Rohlf 2007 Educate the community about the importance of the arts, what arts educators do, and provide arts opportunities. Brownsville Area High School Principal Brownsville Area School District
Michael Rozell 2015 Produce and perform a Sensory Friendly Concert for special needs students and their families and friends. Belle Vernon Area High School Teacher, Department Chair Belle Vernon Area School District
Michele Scureman 2005 To reintroduce SHASDA in the Arts (South Hills Area School Districts Association) in the South Hills. Eisenhower Elementary School Upper St. Clair School District
Angela Seals 2011 Create and produce the MakeShop Show, Children's Museum Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region Director of Community Partnerships
Charles Shipman 2010 Develop a plan to implement the recommendations of the AEC Self Assessment in art and music, enhancing arts education in Highlands School District. Fairmount Junior/Senior High School Music Teacher Freeport Area School District
Andrea Shockling 2006 1) Establish a teacher residency at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh 2) Develop a venue for educators to discuss their tastes in visual art. TheatreWorks Teaching Artist
Renae Shreffler 2010 Develop a plan to implement the recommendations of the AEC Self Assessment in art and music, enhancing arts education in Highlands School District. Highlands Middle School Choral Director Highlands School District
Sherrie Silvio 2011 Create a stronger presence in the community for the Beth-Center Art program Bethlehem-Center Elementary Visual Art Teacher Bethlehem-Center School District
Loretta Smith 2003 Raise awareness of arts and humanities standards and advocate for the arts within the greater school community. Moon Area Middle School Visual Art Teacher Moon Area School District
Ellen Spondike 2011 Research what constitutes a developmentally appropriate elementary music schedule Shaler Area Middle School Teacher Shaler Area School District
Jodi Staniunas Hopper 2016 My goal is to facilitate the creation a unified Arts events calendar including collaborative events for the 2017/18 season. Mercyhurst University Department Chair
Kara Stauffer 2007 Advocate for the visual arts within the school and community. Canon-McMillan High School Art Department Chair Canon-McMillan School District
Sara Strzempek 2007 Design and implement a literacy-based fine arts kindergarten pilot. West View and Highcliff Elementary Visual Art Teacher North Hills School District
Roslyn Stulga 2003 Rewrite current arts curriculum to align with Pennsylvania standards. Park Elementary School Visual Art Teacher Steel Valley School District
Daniel Stys 2006 Create an alternative outdoor space in which the faculty can enhance the overall learning experience. Visual Art Teacher
Jayne Sweet 2008 Re-establish a ceramics program at South Allegheny. South Allegheny Middle School and High School Visual Art Teacher South Allegheny School District
Katie Switzer 2009 Use current technology to make meaningful connections to history, culture, art and social studies between students in Greensburg, PA and Oberhausen, Germany. Foster/Jefferson Elementary School Visual Art Teacher Mt. Lebanon School District
Rich Taylor 2009 Obtain some training, skills, and methods to implement a quality arts education program for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Moss Side Middle School Guidance Counselor Gateway School District
Kristin Teeple 2005 To strengthen the incorporation and use of Pennsylvania Arts and Humanities Standard 9.2 H by providing a website resource for arts educators to use in their lesson plans. Allard and Hyde Elementary Schools Visual Art Teacher Moon Area School District
Vincent Thearle 2003 Make art more visibly valuable by educating students, faculty, and community on why it is beneficial and academic and how it can enhance school and community. Pine-Richland Senior High School Visual Art Teacher Pine-Richland School District
Lisa Thoft 2016 The Keystone Oaks School District elementary fine arts teachers will plan, host, and deliver an interactive family arts event for all elementary students and families. The event will feature hands-on activities and showcase student learning and achievemen Dormont Elementary and Aiken Elementary Visual Art Teacher Keystone Oaks School District
Linda Tonetti Dugan 2003 Create cohesive scope/sequence K-12 for Ellis visual arts. The Ellis School Visual Arts Faculty and Assembly Coordinator
Katie Trupiano 2015 Add arts integration components to Carnegie Museum of Natural History summer camps City Theater Teaching Artist
Melanie Tunney 2014 Increase parent and community involvement at Pittsburgh Arlington Clayton Academy Education Center Visual Art Teacher Pittsburgh Public Schools
Linda Turner 2006 Involve high school students in a presentation of a dance/fitness interactive program to elementary classes. West Mifflin Area Senior High School Physical Education Teacher West Mifflin Area School District
Gail Ungar 2008 Create an easy-to-navigate visual arts website where parents, students, and community members can get up-to-date information about what's been going on in visual arts in all our district buildings. Parents, students, and community members will be able to South Allegheny Elementary School and Early Childhood Center Visual Art Teacher South Allegheny School District
Melissa Unger 2015 I want to increase the COLLABORATION among teachers in the STEAM Lab. South Fayette Elementary Teacher South Fayette Township School District
Nina Unitas 2003 Organize "Evening of Art" at Kindergarten level to begin educating Chartiers Valley parents about the importance of arts education. Wylandville Elementary School Principal Canon-McMillan School District
Michelle Urbanek 2008 Integrate art and grades 1-5 literacy. McGuffey High School Art Department Chair McGuffey School District
Karen Vachon-Thaner 2007 Develop an advocacy tool kit. Hampton Senior High School Visual Art Teacher Hampton Township School District
Ashley Van Auken 2014 Create an art club for High School Students that incorporates community outreach and technology Canon-McMillan High School Visual Art Teacher Canon-McMillan School District
Amy Wachter 2010 Develop a resource document that incorporates 21st Century Skills into the Moon middle school art program. Moon Area Middle School Visual Art Teacher Moon Area School District
Jane Wall 2003 Develop and present a workshop for music educators on "Teaching the At-Risk Child."
Tommy Walters 2014 Revamp the Audience of the Future program Sweetwater Center for the Arts Education and Outreach Director
Darnell Warren 2005 Connect Museum Arts programming to Pittsburgh Public Schools curriculum.
Mark Weleski 2003 1) Arts advocacy: give staff and community a better opportunity to better understand and appreciate the arts; 2) Revise/rewrite the curriculum to better align with the standards.
Cindy West 2006 Create the Vincentian Heart, Mind, and Soul gARTen, an outdoor inspirational space. Vincentian Academy English Teacher Diocese of Pittsburgh
Ella Wilder-Slaughter 2004 Create parent focus group at Taylor Allderdice to support music education. Music Teacher - Vocal
Dalene Wilkins 2004 Professional staff development for arts educators. Norvelt Elementary School Visual Art Teacher Mount Pleasant Area School District
Sarah Williams-Devereux 2007 Determine how the August Wilson Center's education program can serve the needs of educational organizations in the Pittsburgh area, specifically K-12 schools and African American education groups.
Kristina Woodson-Graham 2012 Beaver Area School District Director of Orchestras & String Specialist Beaver Area School District
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