GREENWICH, Conn. -- Greenwich school officials appointed Laura A. White as the Preschool-Grade 12 Program Coordinator for the Arts on Tuesday. She will assume the position on Friday, July 1.
The Arts Program Coordinator is a new position approved through the 2016-2017 budget process to provide curriculum and programmatic oversight for the arts programs and staff. This position replaces two part-time teaching positions as Network Liaisons for the arts programs, as well as the need for outsourcing arts staff evaluations.
“The interview committee was impressed by Ms. White's ability to articulate her clear knowledge of the National Core Arts Standards and Connecticut Frameworks as they relate to curricular and student expectations. She has a clear understanding of how these standards intersect with other content areas and digital learning," Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Learning Irene Parisi said in a statement. "The Committee was equally impressed by her commitment to attending school events, district performances and art shows. Her experience as a district administrator is impressive and will provide support, guidance and oversight to the GPS Art, Music and Theater Arts programs.”
White is currently the K-12 Supervisor of Fine and Performing Arts for the East Hartford Public Schools.
White received a bachelor of music degree in music education in 2002 and a masters of music education and educational technology in 2003 from the University of Hartford. She also received a sixth year certificate of advanced studies in educational leadership from the University of Connecticut.