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Eileen

Eileen Beckley

Leadership Team - Professional Expert​​

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​Eileen is a retired middle school teacher from Cambrian School District where she taught for over 23 years in the fields of Physical Education, Leadership, Dance, Yearbook, Speech/Debate and was district Teacher of the Year multiple times.  She served for many years on the CADA (California Association Directors of Activities) Board  where she and her Activities program both received awards. Prior to teaching at Price, Eileen worked for multiple junior colleges in the area teaching fitness and dance classes.  "I'm excited to be a part of the Artspiration team and to continue working in education to promote the arts."

  
EstherSanta Clara County Office of Education408-453-6959esther_chong@sccoe.org

Esther Chong

Administrative Assistant

(408) 453-6959

esther_chong@sccoe.org 

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Sharon Santa Clara County Office of Education sdahnert20@gmail.com

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Sharon Dahnert

Leadership Team - Professional Expert

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​Sharon is a retired middle school teacher from Loma Prieta School District where she taught for over 30 years in the fields of language arts, performing arts, and visual arts. She has been a mentor teacher in the arts and was multiple times district teacher of the year. She served for many years on the Villa Montalvo Teacher Advisory Board while also serving on various arts and curriculum committees at the county office of education.

  

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Sofia Fojas 

Coordinator - Arts 

408-453-6535

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Sofia Fojas is a leader for cultural equity and social justice in the arts. A classroom music teacher and high school music director for 20 years, she taught orchestra, band, IB Music, and mariachi. In 2008, Ms. Fojas was the only K-12 teacher in the first class (the OGs!) of Multicultural Arts Leadership Initiative in San Jose. In the last 6 years, she has served as a district arts leader in San Francisco and Elk Grove school districts.

She has performed with Mariachi Cali, Mariachi Atzlan and as a guest in a performance with Mariachi Sol de Mexico. She performed with Los Cenzontles and recorded with them on an album of the Chieftans. She has played in backup orchestras behind Natalie Cole, Dionne Warwick, Andy Williams, Smokey Robinson, and Johnny Mathis