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.
  • Meetings at the Instructional Media Center (2441 Cardinal Lane) and are open to the public.
  • The proposed meeting schedule (subject to change) for the 2019-2020 school year is:
    1. Monday, September 16, 2019
    2. Monday, November 18, 2019
    3. Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - retreat, 8am-3pm, location TBD
    4. Monday, March 9, 2020
    5. Monday, April 27, 2020

Elected Leadership

  • Brian Black (Visual Art Teacher, Crawford High School), Chair
  • _____, Vice Chair
  • Donna Silva Garcia, Secretary

Council Members

Arts Specialist Representatives Other SDUSD Staff Community Members Arts Organizations

Andrea LeMaitre, Dance, SDSCPA


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


Donna Silva Garcia, President, FOSCPA  


Brooke Newman, Education Coordinator, Outside the Lens

Kevin Psolka-Green, General Music, Jerabek Elementary

 Honseng Tu, Instrumental Music, Bell Middle School (at large member) Allison Boles, Ed./Comm. Program Mgr., La Jolla Music Society Tara Graviss, Executive Director, Arts for Learning SD

Mark Kilmer, Elementary Instrumental Music 

 Caitlin Black, Visual Art, East Village High School (at large member) Scott Lipscomb, Director, SDSU School of Music and Dance 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 Erika Phillips, Arts Engagement Program Mgr., The Old Globe

Michael Fiedler, Instrumental Music, Serra High School

 Katrina Stansfield, Benchley Weinberger Elementary (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, Morse High School