LETTER FROM THE NEW ARTS COORDINATOR
I am happy to be back in Santa Clara County! Best wishes and good health to everyone as we navigate the new teaching
and learning ecosystem in this unusual time! As the Arts Coordinator for Santa Clara County Office of Education, I
am returning to the community where I have spent most of my career in education, as a classroom teacher/music director
in San Jose Unified, and teacher leader for Artspiration and the former Arts Education Local Area Network (LAN).
I was born in Honolulu and came to San Jose in the third grade. Participation in the arts for me was learning the violin
in elementary school. Music class gave me a group to join, a discipline to study, and a place to belong. As an adult, I
became a professional musician and, then, a music educator. The belief that the arts are a necessary part of every child's
life is fundamental to my work.
My work has always been strongly rooted in racial equity and community arts. I look forward to leveraging my experience
to support the teachers and students of Santa Clara County schools and connect local arts organizations and funders to
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will also be having open collaboration times
on Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 2:00-3:00 on Zoom. I look forward to a time soon
when I can come out to visit your schools in person!
Click here for the zoom link.
Be well and stay connected!
Online and Distance Learning Resources
As we begin navigating through uncharted waters with school shut downs during the Covid 19 Pandemic,
we are exploring alternative platforms and other creative sources for students to learn from home.
Here are a few online sites to kickstart your transition as you continue to support and engage with your students
in all five art disciplines. In addition, if there are any additional resources you would like to share with other
educators please send them to email@example.com.