VAPA Advisory Council

Purposes

  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

  • 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 meeting schedule for the 2018-2019 school year is:
    1. Monday, September 24
    2. Monday, December 3
    3. Tuesday, January 15 - retreat, 8am-3pm, location TBD
    4. Monday, March 18
    5. Monday, April 29

Elected Leadership

  • Brian Black (Visual Art Teacher, Crawford High School), Chair for 2018-2019
  • Daniel Kriley (Theatre Teacher, Mira Mesa High School), Vice Chair for 2018-2019
  • Sara Freese (Choral Music Teacher, CPMA), Secretary for 2018-2019

Council Members

Arts Specialist RepresentativesOther SDUSD StaffCommunity MembersArts Organizations

Andrea LeMaitre, Dance, SDSCPA

Marc Dwyer, Instrumental Music, Correia Junior High (at large member)Donna Silva Garcia, President, FOSCPA Joanna Benson, Education Manager, San Diego Museum of Art

Kevin Psolka-Green, General Music, Jerabek Elementary

TBD (at large member)Bridget Cantu Wear, Associate Director of Development, The Old GlobeTara Graviss, Executive Director, Arts for Learning SD

Mark Kilmer, Elementary Instrumental Music 

TBD (at large member)Lorie Zapf, San Diego CouncilmemberAnn Marie Haney, Chair, Community Council for Music in the Schools

Sara Freese, Choral Music, CPMA 

Michelle Pampo, Balboa Elementary (classroom teacher)Kurt Meeder, parent, SDSCPAStephen McCormick, Executive Director, CoTA

John Reynolds, Instrumental Music, SDSCPA

Katrina Stansfield, Benchley Weinberger Elementary (classroom teacher)Dierdre Moore, Professional Expert, Arts for Learning SD 

Patrick Garcia, Theatre, Scripps Ranch High School

   

Daniel Kriley, Theatre, Mira Mesa High School

   

Laura Berlin, Visual Art, Clairemont High School 

   

Brian Black, Visual Art, Crawford High School

   

Beth Mikulanis, Visual Art, Morse High School

   

Christina Snell, Visual Art, Clay Elementary