Situated within a school district that places critical importance on principal autonomy, the CPS Department of Arts Education fully understands that administrators play a crucial role in developing and sustaining excellent arts learning in their schools. The Department is committed to providing supports and resources to CPS administrators that will help them engage with proven best practices to nurture and grow the arts in their schools and provide high-quality arts education for every child in every grade.




Administrator Support Documents and Tools

Download important administrator resources to assist in developing high-quality arts programming at your school, improving arts instruction, and spending Arts Essentials grants.

Creative Compass

Learn more about (and download resources from) our 2016-17 Creative Compass program, a professional learning sequence for arts administrators to expand their leadership skills and arts experience while learning strategies for moving their schools up the Creative Schools Certification ladder.