Americans for the Arts announces the election of three new members to its Arts Education Council. They include: Ron Jones, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Stephanie Riven, Center of Creative Arts, St. Louis, MO; and Victoria J. Saunders, San Diego, CA. Donna Collins of the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education and Steven Tennen of ArtsConnection in New York City were also re-elected to the council. They are joined by current council members Thomas Cahill, School in a School, New York, NY; Rob Davidson, VH1 Save the Music, New York, NY; Gary DeVault, Tri-County Educational Service Center, Wooster, OH; David Flatley, Center for Community Arts Partnerships, Chicago, IL; Sandra Jackson-Dumont, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Laura Reeder, Partners for Arts Education, Syracuse, NY; Lynn Tuttle, Arizona Department of Education, Phoenix, AZ; and Miriam C. Flaherty Willis, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Vienna, VA.
The Arts Education Council represents the Arts Education Network—a segment of the professional members of Americans for the Arts, who work to improve access to and quality of arts education. The 13-member council provides guidance on the development and execution of programs and services that meet the needs of the Arts Education Network. Learn more about the Arts Education Council and Network at: http://www.artsusa.org/networks/arts_education/default.asp.
“It is critical that America’s children get an opportunity to have a quality arts education. Those who serve on the Arts Education Council are leaders who bring expertise, skills, and passion to ensure that arts education excels in our nation’s schools and communities,” said Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts.