Teacher Art Grant Recipients Announced

Teachers from 15 schools receive funding for projects that promote the arts in education

ArtsGreensboro announced today the recipients of its 2015– 2016 Teacher Art Grants.

The Teacher Art Grant program awards funds to emphasize arts projects and programs in all school subject areas; support the teaching of the N.C. Arts Curriculum; bring artists into classrooms; reach large numbers of students; and encourage cooperative arts projects among schools, teachers, PTAs, and other organizations.

This year’s program awarded grants to teachers for arts projects in public and private schools serving Greater Greensboro-area students in grades K – 12. Awards range from $125 to approximately $1500.

“The Teacher Art Grant program is one of ArtsGreensboro’s cornerstone initiatives,” said Tom Philion, ArtsGreensboro President and CEO. “Enhancing access to the arts in education is tremendously important; we know that students who are involved with the arts perform much better in school, are more likely to graduate from high school, and become more engaged citizens.”

The grant recipients and their projects include:

  • Dorinda Carver, Art Teacher, Archer Elementary: “Riding with Rosa”
  • Nancy Cravey, School Librarian, Erwin Montessori: Comics with Character
  • Ashley Gerrald, Art Teacher, Sedalia Elementary: Native American Wampum Belts
  • Kate Hudson, Art Teacher, Southern Guilford High: “Memory Project”
  • Trish Klier, Teacher, Our Lady of Grace School: Unity Wallpaper
  • Karen Meacham, Music Teacher, Stokesdale Elementary: Dance and Art from India
  • Margene Patrick, Art Specialist, B’nai Shalom Day School: Student trip to N.C. Museum of Art
  • Janice Reinbold, Chorus Teacher, Western Guilford High: Performance Piano for Lab
  • Melinda Stinson, Teacher/Art Club Advisor, The Middle College at Bennett: “Transformation”: An Art Exhibition
  • Sheri Sumerall, Music Specialist, Hampton Elementary: “Books, Blocks, and Beats”
  • Sandra Teglas, Music Teacher, Peck Elementary: Ukelele in the Classroom
  • Krista Vicidomini, Art Teacher, Jones Elementary: School Community Mural
  • Michelle Wolverton, Principal, Hunter Elementary: Dance and Art from India
  • Emilie Young, Art Teacher, Newcomers School: The Tree of Many Lives
  • Mary Young, Art Teacher, Madison Elementary: “Salsa Cinderella!”

For more information about ArtsGreensboro’s Teacher Art Grant program and other grant programs, please contact Development Manager Chip Berry at 333-373-7523, x243, or visit artsgreensboro.org. The deadline for the next round of Teacher Arts Grants will be October 2016.