Dear Friends in the Arts,
As we usher in the beginning of a new year filled with optimism, I echo these sentiments and wish our Arts Schools Network membership and sponsors endless blessings in 2013. During this season of “new beginnings,” we welcome four new members to ASN’s Board of Directors. ASN’s mission-driven Board of Directors is filled with individuals committed to enhancing networking opportunities for leaders in the arts. With that said, join me in welcoming to the board: Diane Makas, Artistic Director, Academy for the Performing Arts, CA; Paul Shapiro, Arts Director, Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, WA; Halley Shefler, Founder and CEO, Arts Bridge, LLC, MA; and, Kyle Wedberg, President and CEO, New Orleans Creative Center for the Arts, LA.
This month, our board will convene in Houston, Texas. Our summit will be hosted by Dr. Scott Allen and the dynamic team at Houston High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Our time is committed to strategic planning for ASN through analyzing the congruency of our mission, vision, and established goals with that of our current practices and initiatives.
As a benefit to our membership, we have two upcoming Webinar series. One is dedicated to Arts Teachers’ Evaluations and the other to Animating the Common Core. You will want to take the opportunity to engage in these meaningful opportunities. These are only two examples of the occasions our members have to network. Look for more information related to these Webinars and networking opportunities to come through our e-news by ASN’s Executive Director, Kristy Callaway.
On behalf of the entire ASN Board, we look forward to working with you in 2013.