The CPS Department of Arts Education sets the standards for an equitable and accessible arts education in all four art forms (dance, drama/theatre, music, and visual art) for all students across the district by consulting, training, and strategically planning with teachers, administrators, and schools.
Department of Arts Education Goals
- All CPS students have regular access to high quality arts education (dance, drama/theatre, music, and visual art) during the school day.
- All arts instruction is based on a high-quality, standards-based curriculum and assessments that align to the Common Core State Standards in English/Language Arts and Mathematics.
- Student progress and teacher performance are measured in a consistent, meaningful way and the data is used to improve decision-making for arts programming.
Ever wondered who does what at the Department of Arts Education?
Director of Arts Education
eeplummer [at] cps [dot] edu
Directs policy and implementation of the CPS Arts Education Plan to increase the reach of arts education for all students and all learners; motivates team members, and drive the mission and vision of the CPS Department of Arts Education
Manager of Arts Professional Learning
asrezac [at] cps [dot] edu
Designs and implements all professional development activities for arts teachers, Arts Liaisons, and administrators in arts leadership
Program Coordinator, Arts Teachers Leading Achievement and Success (ATLAS Program); Program Manager, All-City Performing Arts
hmlindahl [at] cps [dot] edu
Coordinates a professional learning program for lead arts teachers at the district’s Fine and Performing Arts Magnet Cluster Program that focuses on arts integration and digital media. Also manages a free student program for out-of-school learning in the performing arts.
Arts Education Specialist
jtwaraksa [at] cps [dot] edu
Develops arts curricular materials and tools, including assessment practices, that drive achievement for all students and all learners in the visual and performing arts