Earlena Thevenin, K-12 Coordinator of Fine Arts
105 So. Madison Avenue Spring Valley, NY 10977 845-577-6018 845-577-6189 (fax)
ERCSD Winner of the 2004 Rockland County Executive Arts Award for:
Excellence in Arts Education
The East Ramapo Central School District and then Superintendent Jason Friedman were the recipients of the 2004 Rockland County' Executive Arts Council award for Excellence in Arts Education..The award was sponsored by the office of the Rockland County Executive, Scott Vanderhoff and the Arts Council of Rockland. The award was presented to our district because ERCSD gives every student the opportunity to study music. We educate the "whole child".
The public schools play a large role in the world of the arts. The basis of an arts education is to provide an experience, which will develop the ability of children to express themselves through the arts and perceive the arts at increasingly deeper levels of meanings.
Students in the East Ramapo Central School District experience the arts through a comprehensive, sequential, longitudinal curriculum taught by arts specialists. Arts educators are constantly exploring and analyzing the creative process and what commonalties artists have. The teachers bring this knowledge to all children making connections between the arts and other areas of learning. All music and art teachers are certified in their respective fields. As our children work in the arts, they also develop self-discipline, self-esteem, critical and creative thinking skills and motivation.
The E.R.S.C.D. recognizes the importance of Visual and Performing Arts. Bravo!!!
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