VAPA Advisory Council


  1. to advise the VAPA Director and VAPA staff on implementation of the SDUSD Strategic Arts Education Plan
  2. to help inform and educate district VAPA teachers and community on implementation of the plan


  • Meetings are held quarterly on Monday afternoons from 4:30-6:00pm.
  • At this time, meetings are virtual. They are open to the public; please email for the link.
  • The proposed meeting schedule (subject to change) for the 2020-2021 school year is:
  1. Monday, September 21, 2020
  2. Monday, November 16, 2020
  3. Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - retreat, 8am-3pm
  4. Monday, March 15, 2021
  5. Monday, May 10, 2021


  • Andrea LeMaitre (Dance, SDSCPA), Chair
  • Michael Fiedler (Instrumental Music, Serra High School), Vice Chair
  • Donna Silva Garcia (Friends of SCPA), Secretary


Arts Specialist Representatives Other SDUSD Staff Community Members Arts Organizations

Andrea LeMaitre, Dance, SDSCPA

Lorie Tancredi-Baese, Art/CTE, SDSCPA (at large member)

Donna Silva Garcia, President, FOSCPA Deirdre Moore, Residency Program Manager, Arts for Learning San Diego

Kevin Psolka-Green, General Music, Jerabek Elementary

Honseng Tu, Instrumental Music, Wangenheim Middle School (at large member) Allison Boles, Education and Community Program Manager, La Jolla Music Society Brooke Newman, Education Coordinator, Outside the Lens

Mark Nadeau, Elementary Instrumental Music

VACANT (at large member) Scott Lipscomb, Director, School of Music and Dance at SDSU Ann Marie Haney, Chair, Community Council for Music in the Schools

Mark Gonzales, Choral Music, Hoover High School

Michelle Pampo, Balboa Elementary (classroom teacher) Holly Wright, PTA Representative Erika Phillips, Arts Engagement Programs Manager, The Old Globe

Michael Fiedler, Instrumental Music, Serra High School

VACANT (classroom teacher) VACANT

Patrick Garcia, Theatre, Scripps Ranch High School

Stephanie Steiner, Theatre, SDSCPA

Laura Berlin, Visual Art, Clairemont High School

Brian Black, Visual Art, Crawford High School

Beth Mikulanis, Visual Art, ALBA
VACANT, Visual Art