APS News Release

Arlington Teachers Complete Kennedy Center Training Program

Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA)The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts award 12 APS teachers Certificates of Study for their participation in the Kennedy Center’s Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) program. The teachers are part of a group of 53 Washington, DC area educators that will recognized at a special awards ceremony and reception on Fri, April 26 at the Kennedy Center.

Through the Kennedy Center’s CETA program, teachers study with their colleagues in courses and workshops led by expert teaching artists and arts educators. In order to receive the Kennedy Center Certificate of Study, teachers attended a minimum of 21 hours of professional learning opportunities in the arts and created a documentation PowerPoint that showed how they used the arts strategies in their classrooms.

Teachers learn about the arts and ways to integrate the arts into their teaching through a range of programs designed to meet their varying needs, interests, and experience. More in-depth programs take place in Kennedy Center partner schools that have committed to a school-wide focus on arts integration. Professional learning programs developed and refined locally through this program are shared nationally through the Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education program. The Certificate of Study recognizes educators who have continued their professional learning in the arts.

CETA Certificates of Study

Abingdon Elementary School
Linda Cerrato Ellis
Naomi MunkMary Perez
Suzanne Szigeti
Melissa Wallace

Arlington Traditional School
Magdalena Keegan

McKinley Elementary School
Gina M. Rocco

Oakridge Elementary School
Dawn Amin-Arsala
Jennifer Burgin
Rachael Fine
Wes Parker

Taylor Elementary School
Ashley Hendrix