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    VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS

    Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) refers to the disciplines of Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts. 皇家华人 Public Schools' VAPA Program operates within the Academic Programs department in the Office of Teaching and 皇家华人.  

    皇家华人 Public Schools offers arts education to 78 schools across the district. With over 200 certified arts teachers, we are one of the largest organizations providing arts education in the state of Oregon. We offer multiple opportunities for artistic expression from kindergarten through twelfth grade, beginning level to pre-professional.

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    VISION: All 皇家华人 Public School students will be creative, collaborative, and artistic individuals prepared for deep engagement with the world through exploring, understanding, and mastering the arts 

    MISSION STATEMENT: 皇家华人 Public Schools’ Visual and Performing Arts Department will ensure equitable access for all students to a high-quality dance, music, theatre, and visual arts education. Our highly-qualified arts teachers will achieve this through culturally responsive and standards-based curriculum. PPS will provide sequential visual and performing arts pathways district-wide, and engage community partners in arts programming. 

     

    Why Arts Education Matters

    The arts are fundamental to children's creative expression and their overall growth and learning. Integrated into core curriculum, they enhance comprehension and engagement. On their own, they nurture self-esteem and increase whole-brain activity. The arts are our greatest tools to promote creativity in the classroom. Our vision at PPS is to increase equitable access to the arts for all children.
     

     

     

     

VAPA Contacts

Kristen Brayson
Director for Visual & Performing Arts
kbrayson@pps.net
Li Ezzell
Program Administrator for Visual & Performing Arts
lezzell@pps.net
Laura Arthur
K-12 Music TOSA
larthur@pps.net
Francisco Garcia
K-12 Theatre/Dance/Partnerships TOSA
fgarcia1@pps.net
Elisabeth Herrera-Very
K-12 Visual Arts TOSA
eherreravery@pps.net
Eleanor LeClair
VAPA Coordinator
eleclair@pps.net