ACE PINELLAS
2016 SHINE Mural Festival - Artist: Apexer

 

Dr. Michael A. Grego received the 2019 Florida Music Education Association’s Superintendent of the Year Award during the FMEA Professional Development Conference at the Tampa Bay Convention Center in January 2019.

The award is presented to the Florida school district superintendent who is not a professional music educator but has displayed ardent support of the district’s school music programs. This award recognizes leadership, excellence in encouragement and promotion of music education in Florida schools.

At the Awards Breakfast, FMEA also recognized Katherine Reynard of John M. Sexton Elementary School with the 2019 Music Education Service Award.

This award is given to music educators who have been active in music education for 25 years or more. Reynard has been a music educator for 31 years.

Thurgood Marshall Fundamental and Clearwater Fundamental middle schools received the Music Enrollment Award for demonstrating high enrollment in music courses.

For more, see here.

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Pinellas County Schools Graduation Rate Climbs to Highest in History

Pinellas County Schools 2017-18 high school graduation rate rose 3.1 percentage points to 86 percent, representing the highest graduation rate in district history.

The graduation rate among African American students increased a landmark 6.9 percentage points to 76.2 percent.  The efforts of the district’s comprehensive Bridging the Gap plan are significant and represent a focused commitment to accelerate the African American graduation rate, resulting in a 19.8 percentage point increase since 2012-13.

Pinellas County Schools has eliminated the graduation gap between Hispanic and non-Hispanic students. In the past year, the graduation rate among Hispanic students rose 3.7 percentage points to 85 percent, which matches the state.

Since 2012-13, the Pinellas graduation rate for Hispanic students has increased 22.4 percentage points.

For more, see here.

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2020 - 2021 ACE Principals Appreciation Thank You

2019 - 2020 ACE Principals Appreciation Thank You

ACE Pinellas Committee

Daryn Bauer
The Florida Orchestra

 Steve Beaty
Arts Advocate, St. Petersburg Arts Alliance Board Member

 Dr. Susan Betzer
Arts Advocate, The Florida Orchestra Board Member

 Maria Cantonis
Clearwater Arts Alliance and Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg Board   Member

 Sue Castleman
Retired Pinellas County Schools Visual Arts Supervisor, Arts Advocate

 Brenda Dannewitz
Retired Music Teacher, Pinellas County Schools

 Madeline Dunsizer
Retired Instrumental Teacher, Pinellas County Schools

 Kay Eaton
Pinellas County Council PTA Rep, Reflections Chair

 Vicky Hagedorn, PhD
Retired Elementary Music Teacher, Pinellas County Schools

 Kimberly G. Jackson, Esq.
St. Petersburg College Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions, St. Petersburg Arts Alliance Board Member

 Lisa Lehmann
Grants Manager, Elevate ARTS, Pinellas County Schools

 Kimberlyn Martin
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Julie Matus
The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art

Jacob Merrett
Music Teacher, Lakewood High School, Pinellas County Schools

 Jonathan Ogle
Visual Arts Supervisor, Pinellas County Schools

 Joseph Papich
Arts Advocate, St. Petersburg Arts Alliance Board Member

 Judith Powers
Arts Advocate, Artist

Sharon Reid-Kane
VP Education & Outreach, Ruth Eckerd Hall

 Jeanne Reynolds
Retired Performing Arts Supervisor,  Pinellas County Schools

 Karen Santangelo
Visual Arts Teacher, Pinellas County Schools; PAEA Rep

 Ajori Spencer
Pre-K-12 Performing Arts Specialist, Pinellas County Schools

Frank Williams
Retired Instrumental Teacher, Pinellas County Schools

 

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