2019 Arts Education

Allison Gruber

2019-11-15T17:56:58-07:00January 9th, 2019|Arts Education, Viola Awards|

2019 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in the Arts Education Allison Gruber is an educator and writer who, for over a decade, has taught courses in composition, creative writing, and the humanities at both the college and secondary level. She holds a BA in English from Carthage College and an MFA in Writing from The [...]

Shayne Smith

2019-11-15T17:56:59-07:00January 9th, 2019|Arts Education, Viola Awards|

2019 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in the Arts Education Shayne Smith is currently the Director of Bands, Orchestra, and Theater at Flagstaff High School. He graduated with his Bachelor’s of Music from Ashland University in 2016 and moved to Flagstaff to begin teaching at Flagstaff High School in the Fall of 2016. This is [...]

Kathy Marron

2019-11-15T17:56:59-07:00January 9th, 2019|Arts Education, Viola Awards|

2019 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in the Arts Education Kathy Marron teaches art to all grades at Thomas Elementary. Her inspiration and energy is reflected in the work of her students. Marron began a school-wide mural and self portrait project at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. She had each grade create self portraits [...]

Joe Maniglia

2019-11-15T17:56:59-07:00January 9th, 2019|Arts Education, Viola Awards|

2019 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in the Arts Education Joe Maniglia was child performer who would regularly organize talent shows and perform at family gatherings. Maniglia sharpened his talents and earned a B.A in theatre arts at Taylor University and studied at Chicago’s Second City Conservatory. He became involved with the Theatrikos Theatre Company [...]

Faun Nichols

2019-11-15T17:56:59-07:00January 9th, 2019|Arts Education, Viola Awards|

2019 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in the Arts Education Faun Nichols is the music educator, band, and choir director at Sechrist Elementary School.  Students at Sechrist participate in a music class once a week all school year. Part of the Sechrist students’ music education includes singing, performing choreography, and narration in children’s musicals in [...]

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