GCCS Arts Program Featured at NYS Board of Regents Meeting

Fri, 01/21/2011 - 12:00am
Carrie Haymond presented the philosophy and organization of our integrated arts program at the December Regents Meeting


Carrie Haymond rocked the New York State Board of Regents in Albany on Monday, December 13 when she presented our approach to arts integration at its monthly meeting.  GCCS was one of four arts-infused schools invited to speak at the meeting, and was the first charter school ever to address the Regents. 

Ms. Haymond described how the arts allow children to deepen and express their understandings of classroom content, and how our program prepares all children to be musicians, artists, and dancers. 

The Regents, Commissioner Steiner and other attendees were impressed by the sophistication of GCCS’s approach to arts integration, and Ms. Haymond has been invited to write an article for the New York State Education Department website to further disseminate our practices.