Advocacy – Monitor

Serve as an advocate for arts education for all students

Monitor decision making as it affects arts education

Develop and Support

Develop and support collaborations among schools, artists, arts organizations and community


Maintain an organizational structure and the resources to support all other goals

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The mission of ACE Pinellas is to promote quality arts education in Pinellas County Public Schools, so that all students have access to a sequential and equitable K-12 arts education program.

The ACE Pinellas Steering Committee is made up of educators, administrators, parents, volunteers, arts advocates, artists, and representatives from civic groups, industry, local businesses, and PTSA members. ACE steering Committee members believe that arts opportunities contribute to a complete education for all students.

ACE – Arts for a Complete Education Committee
  • Daryn Bauer – The Florida Orchestra
  • Steve Beaty – Arts Advocate
  • Dr. Susan Betzer – Arts Advocate, The Florida Orchestra BOD
  • Maria Cantonis – Clearwater Arts Alliance BOD, Museum of Fine Arts BOD
  • Sue Castleman – Retired Visual Arts Supervisor, PCS
  • Brenda Dannewitz – Retired Music Teacher, PCS
  • Madeline Dunsizer – Retired Instrumental Teacher, PCS
  • Kay Eaton – Pinellas County Council Reflections Chair & PTA Rep
  • Vicky Hagedorn – Retired Elementary Music Teacher, PCS
  • Patrick Jackson – American Stage
  • Lisa Lehmann – Grants Manager, Elevate ARTS, PCS
  • Linda Lerner – Arts Advocate, former PSC School Board Member
  • Kimberlyn Martin – Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg
  • Mary Anna Murphy – Board Chair, St. Petersburg Arts Alliance
  • Jacob Merrett – Lakewood High School Guitar Teacher
  • Jonathan Ogle – Visual Arts Supervisor, PCS
  • Joseph Papich – Arts Advocate, St. Petersburg Arts Alliance board
  • JJ Pattishall – Musician, President Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Assoc.
  • Judith Powers-Jones – Arts Advocate & Artist
  • Pat Priscoe – Retired Visual Arts Teacher, PCS
  • Sharon Reid-Kane – VP Education & Outreach – Ruth Eckerd Hall
  • Jeanne W. Reynolds – Performing Arts Supervisor, PCS
  • Karen Santangelo – Visual Arts Teacher, PCS & PAEA Rep
  • Frank Williams – Retired Music Teacher
  • Mary Wyant – Middle School Choral Teacher, PCS & PCMEA Rep

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