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GAC Announces New Arts in Education Staff

We have some exciting news about Arts in Education at GAC!

The Greenville Arts Council, has named Megan Hines as its new Education Coordinator; and Angela Allen-Eustache will serve as the new Education 2011 AmeriCorps VISTA. Both new employees will be working directly with the Greenville Arts Partnership.

The Greenville Arts Council established the Greenville Arts Partnership with the Greenville Public School District in 2001 after completing a district-wide needs assessment and in 2010 expanded to the Western Line School District. The Greenville Arts Partnership is a collaboration focused on providing full arts integration in prekindergarten through sixth grade in area public schools. The Greenville Arts Partnership was the first in the state of Mississippi to be accepted into the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program in 2003, joining over 100 other likeminded partnerships between school districts and arts organizations across the country.

Ms. Hines, who was a 2010 AmeriCorps VISTA at the Greenville Arts Council, will be the primary coordinator of the training, responsible for contacting and finalizing the teaching artists, marketing the program in the area, and creating and compiling the student and teacher evaluations for the Greenville Arts Partnership. Before joining AmeriCorps VISTA, Ms. Hines graduated from the University of Minnesota, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science, Policy and Management.

Ms. Allen-Eustache, will be joining the Greenville Arts Council from Greensboro, North Carolina. She is a recent graduate from North Carolina A&T State University with a degree in Political Science.  Ms. Allen-Eustache will work closely with the Education Coordinator and will work to increase school participation, develop additional community partners, and oversee arts integrated events and programs for local students.

“The expansion of education team further strengthens our ability to meet the needs of our youth and brings us one step closer to closing the achievement gap that is present in the Mississippi Delta,” noted MacKenzie Stroh, Executive Director of the Greenville Arts Council. “Our new education team has a comprehensive understanding of the Greenville Arts Partnership and their dedication will greatly benefit the Arts Council, our educational partners, the students of Washington County and our community.”

For more information about the Greenville Arts Partnership visit www.greenvilleartspartnership.wordpress.com.  For more information about the Greenville Arts Council visit www.greenville-arts-council.com. The Greenville Arts Council is a proud host site for AmeriCorps*VISTA service members

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