Guilford County School Teachers Win Grants to Bring Shakespeare to Schools thru ArtsGreensboro
Greensboro, N.C., December 19, 2018 — ArtsGreensboro announces the recipients of the 2019 Wells Fargo Teacher Art Grants. The 2019 grant program fund and make possible arts projects and programs in all school subject areas; support the teaching of the NC Arts Curriculum; bring skilled artists into the classroom; reach and engage large numbers of students; and encourage cooperative arts projects among schools, teachers, PTAs and other organizations.
ArtsGreensboro announces 11 Guilford County school teachers who will receive grants
for arts-in-education projects to support curriculum and classroom learning
ArtsGreensboro’s Wells Fargo Teacher Arts Grant program is made possible in part through support from Wells Fargo Bank and its Arts in Education Fund.
This year’s grant awards total $13,000, and range in size from a few hundred dollars, up to $1,500, for arts projects in public, charter and private schools serving Greater Greensboro area students in grades K – 12. Eleven grant recipients were selected through a competitive application and panel review process that included community volunteers and ArtsGreensboro staff.
“We are proud to support ArtsGreensboro and their efforts to promote arts programs in our local schools,” said Clarence McDonald, market president for Wells Fargo in Greensboro. “At Wells Fargo, we believe that we’re responsible for promoting the long-term economic prosperity and quality of life for everyone in our communities. If they prosper, so do we.”
“A core part of ArtsGreensboro’s work is to foster opportunities for teachers and schools to engage students in arts learning projects with the help of these grants.” said Amy Grossmann, Interim President and CEO of ArtsGreensboro. “We are very proud to continue supporting the creative and hardworking teaching professionals who make an impact on Guilford County students every day.“
The grant recipients and their projects include:
· Kathleen Mooney, Morehead Elementary School, for Immigration: We The People
· Sallie Dupier, Irving Park Elementary School, for Fused Glass Garden
· Stephanie Allen, Western Guilford High School, for Shakespeare Alive/ ShakesCollage
· Patrick Lui, Weaver Academy for Performing and Visual Arts and Advanced Technology, for Field Trip – Columbus State Guitar Symposium
· Shannon Myers, James B. Dudley High School, for Dudley Cafeteria Commons Mural and Outdoor Sidewalk Murals
· Melissa Bocci, The Experiential School of Greensboro, for Puppets for Peace
· Ashley Gerrald, Sedalia Elementary / Madison Elementary, for Gallery Of Gratitude
· Emilie Young, Doris Henderson Newcomers School, for Color Our World
· Janine Nelson, Julius I Foust Elementary School, for When She Had Wings
· Lisa Randall, Northeast High School, for ShakesCollage
· Angela Greene, Eastern Guilford High School, for How has African influenced movement transformed American modern dance?
The funds awarded from this year’s grants total $13,000.