Katie Murray, Director
ORANGE COUNTY, NC (November 10, 2019) – The Orange County Arts Commission has selected fourteen arts educators as recipients of its newly established Arts Educator Professional Development Grant Program. The educators listed below will receive grants to aid in their professional development as arts educators.
- Nikki Balderas teaches Photography, Sculpture and AP Studio Art to grades 9-12 at Eno River Academy.
- John Benton teaches Chorus and Orchestra to grades 6-8 at McDougle Middle School.
- Sarah Brown teaches Art to grades pre-K – 5 at Efland Cheeks Global Elementary School.
- Adam Canosa teaches General Music to grades pre-K – 5 at Hillsborough Elementary School.
- Laura Casey teaches Art to grades pre-K – 5 at Cameron Park Elementary School.
- Amelia Coleman teaches General Music to grades pre-K – 5 at Glenwood Elementary School.
- Elizabeth Ann Daaleman teaches Orchestra to grades 6-8 at Guy B. Phillips Middle School.
- Ryan E. Ellefsen teaches Band and Orchestra to grades 9-12 at East Chapel Hill High School.
- Corrie Franklin teaches Orchestra to grades 6-12 at Culbreth Middle School and Chapel Hill High School.
- Alexis Kagel teaches Music to grades pre-K – 5 at Central Elementary School.
- Meagan Kimbrough teaches Visual Art and Sculpture to grades 9-12 at Eno River Academy.
- Matt Nedimyer is the Band Director for grades 6-8 at Culbreth Middle School.
- Valerie Puhala teaches Chorus to grades 9-12 at Carrboro High School.
- Wayne Wilson teaches General Music to grades pre-K – 5 at Pathways Elementary School.
The arts educator grant program will reopen July 1, 2020.