2021 Arts In Education GPS



Webinar

9/18/2019 9:00:00 AM

2021 Arts In Education GPS

2021

Smith Grindberg, Michelle

Pat Williams

Webinar

Scoring Open

Materials

Panelists (7)

  • County: Palm Beach County

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County: PalmBeach

Bio

  • President & CEO, Arts Garage
  • Grant Writer with over $1.2 of successful funding
  • Educational leader for over 25 years
  • Not for Profit Turn Around specialist & consultant
  • M.Ed., Educational Leadership, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida; B.A., Theatre, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • County: Lake County

Bio:

County: Lake

Bio

  • Region 2 Curriculum Specialist for Lake County Schools
  • Former Teacher, Theatre and English, Leesburg High School, Leesburg, Florida
  • Previously, Arts in Education Coordinator, West Virginia Division of Culture and History; Teaching Artist, Central Florida arts organizations including the Orlando Repertory Theatre and the Center for Digital Media
  • M.F.A., Theatre for Young Audiences, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida; B.A., Education, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, West Virginia
  • County: Miami-Dade County

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County: MiamiDade

Bio


  • Founding Producing Artistic Director, Florida Shakespeare Theater, Miami, promoting open access to classical theater in South Florida for over 15 years.
  • Florida Shakespeare Theater is a member of the Folger Shakespeare Theater Education Partnership.
  • Director of the Laura Ruchala Shakespeare scholarship program and founder of the International Original Shakespeare Music Competition.
  • Awarded with the Woman of the Year for Arts & Entertainment 2019 “In the Company of Women” Awards, Miami-Dade County, for work promoting open access to the arts.
  • Studied Humanities at Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan.


  • County: Broward County

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County: Broward

Bio

  • Executive Artistic Director, Florida Children’s Theatre, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • One of only three to receive the designation of Endorsed Master Teaching Artist through the South Florida Cultural Consortium
  • Specialist in arts integration, frequent model teacher and professional development presenter for teachers of multiple age levels across many disciplines
  • Frequent workshop presenter, keynote speaker, program designer and facilitator
  • Graduate of Swarthmore College with double major in Theatre and Psychology, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Immediate Past President of their Alumni Council

 

  • County: Pinellas County

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County: Pinellas

Bio

  • Chief Officer of Education & Outreach at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida
  • Responsible for arts education and integration programs reaching 45,000+ students of all ages and abilities annually throughout the Tampa Bay area
  • Recipient, Juvenile Welfare Board’s Cooperman-Bogue Award for service to children and families
  • Florida Alliance for Arts Education (FAAE) Arts Education Professional recipient
  • M.A., Arts and Academic Interdisciplinary Education, Southeastern University, Lakeland, Florida; pursuing Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership
  • County: Palm Beach County

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County: PalmBeach

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  • Manager of Arts and Cultural Education, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Lake Worth, Florida
  • As a performing artist and choreographer, she is Founder of The Natural Movers Foundation, West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Adjunct Faculty, Dance Department, Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, Florida; previous Thesis Advisor, Jacksonville University
  • Campus and Metro Engagement Coordinator, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • M.F.A., Choreography, Jacksonville University; M.E., Cultural Studies and Dance Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Central Florida, Orlando
  • County: Seminole County

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County: Seminole

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  • Theatre Arts Instructor, Millennium Middle School of Fine Arts and Communication, Sanford, Florida
    • Certified Theatre Arts Educator, Teaching Artist and Artist Integration Specialist in the areas of theatre and puppetry arts whose professional development includes The Kennedy Center’s VSA and CETA programs, Lincoln Center Education’s Teaching Artist Program at The Juilliard School, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, England.
    • Former positions include: Director of Projects, The New York Emmy Awards; and Executive Assistant to the President of the children’s division and Production Coordinator, Sony Music Entertainment, in which her credits include Sesame Street’s 35th Anniversary musical box set.
      • As a puppeteer, she was mentored by Carroll Spinney “Big Bird” and Dr. Loretta Long “Susan” of Sesame Street. Edna is one of the only professional African American female puppeteers in America.
      • M.F.A., Entertainment Creative Writing, and M.S. in Entertainment Business, Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida; B.S. in Organizational Management and A.A.S. in Music Business, Nyack College, New York