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Executive Director's Letter
May 24, 2016

On May 3, The Baltimore City School Board of Commissioners announced the naming of Sonja B. Santelises, Ed.D. Chief Executive Officer of Baltimore City Public Schools. Dr. Santelises replaces outgoing CEO, Dr. Gregory Thornton. At this pivotal time, the Baltimore Arts Education Coalition invites you to participate in a Town Hall meeting tomorrow, May 25, 2016, from 4:30 to 6:30pm the at the Creative Alliance. As we look forward to the July 1st start date of the incoming head of schools, Dr. Santelises, this Town Hall will address the important questions of “What do the arts look like in our schools? and ”What should access look like tomorrow?”

The below presentations will be followed by the opportunity to ask questions and participate in dialogue.

Arts Instruction in the School Day
Brian Schneckenberger, Ph.D., Coordinator of Fine Arts, Baltimore City Public Schools

Student Access to Teaching Artists and Cultural Organizations - Preliminary Findings
Julia Di Bussolo, Executive Director Arts Every Day
Sarah Coleman, Partnerships Coordinator, Arts Every Day
Seema Iyer, PH.d., Associate Director, Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance
Christine Hwang, Arts and Culture Fellow, Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance

Statewide Advances in Policy and Data Collection
Lori Snyder, Executive Director of Arts Education in Maryland Schools

Important reminder: The Urban Arts Leadership Program Fellowship applicationdeadline has been extended to June 1st. This is a great opportunity for talented young leaders in the Baltimore region.

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