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Promoting Arts and Music at Mosby Woods

From left: Madalyn Stephens, Willow Jahnke and Fadumo Alquani with their 4th grade teacher, Cindy Campbell. The students were discussing in detail the large works of art they were observing and writing down their thoughts.

From left: Madalyn Stephens, Willow Jahnke and Fadumo Alquani with their 4th grade teacher, Cindy Campbell. The students were discussing in detail the large works of art they were observing and writing down their thoughts. Photo Contributed

One of the highlights of the year, the annual School Site Visit, continues to attract art supervisors, principals, and their art and music teachers to see exemplary arts education and arts integration programs in a local school. Council members and Principals’ Arts Education Forum members joined Mahri Aste, principal at Mosby Woods Elementary School, and her staff on a guided tour of Mosby Woods’ art education and arts integration programs. They had an opportunity to visit classrooms to observe arts-integrated lessons, tour the school and courtyard, examine documentation of student learning through the arts, and hear how Mosby Woods integrates the arts in their school from a panel of their teachers.

They saw evidence of strong visual arts and music programs at the school, including a performance and school murals. Mosby Woods is involved with the Kennedy Center-sponsored CETA program (Changing Education Through the Arts).