Amador County is gaining ground in establishing one of the most advanced education policies in the state that utilizes the arts for teaching. In a recent statewide webinar broadcast, AmadorArts Executive Director Meghan O’Keefe was one of six invited speakers. She addressed how the county is moving quickly forward with developing an Arts Education Plan. Listeners were wowed by the success story that O’Keefe described which is now being used as a model state-wide on how to accomplish such a plan.
|The 2018 Student Voices Campaign, seen here in Oakland with Meghan O'Keefe on right,|
was just one of many recent projects of the Amador Alliance for Arts Education.
O’Keefe expresses her gratitude to the team of 25, the ACUSD Administrators, and to the ACUSD School Board Trustees and the California Arts Council for their support of this program. She goes on to say, “We are leaders in advocacy, fundraising, and community partnerships. The ‘State of The Arts’ in Amador County is strong.” She asserts that this strength is driving the community into educational and economic success, as Amador embraces the undeniable presence of The Arts in all aspects of its unique, rural culture.
The Arts Education Data Project is a key tool that statewide arts councils are using to approach their school districts. Visitwww.createca.net . If you have any questions, or would like to participate in the on-going AAAE effort, please contact O’Keefe at AmadorArts, 209-267-9038.