CERTIFICATION PROGRAM ALUMNI STORIES

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“Going through the Certification Program is one of the most growing experiences I’ve had in 20 years as an educator.”

– CATHRYN DEERING

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Opportunities Increased

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“I wanted something I could add to my professional portfolio that would make me stand apart. This has! Since graduating, my consulting has increased and I am given opportunities to lead.”

– BETH MCCOY

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“Do it! It worked into my working schedule in ways that I don’t think my Master’s program will ever be able to. I want you to know: this is powerful stuff. These are intelligent people, it’s a rigorous program, and nobody’s going to waste your time.”

– STEPHANIE PINTO

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Worth Your While

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“This will really help you grow and think succinctly as a professional. It will help you think about how to tie in so many connections the world provides.”

– LATASHA CASTERLOW-LALLA

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I would do it all over again

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“The doors this has opened for me have been incredible. The support you receive, the friendships you make, and the resources you receive are irreplaceable.”

– CHRISTY TALMAGE

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Shawna Longo Review

“This program has really helped to take my work to the next level. And I am so grateful for that.”

– SHAWNA LONGO

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Elizabeth Brooks Review

“Before, I really felt like I was on an island. But now, this program has given me a process that I’m able to share with other teachers.”

– ELIZABETH BROOKS

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Holly Valentine Review

“What I love most about the program is that the assignments aren’t just assignments for the sake of assignments. They are adaptable to whatever setting you’re in.”

– HOLLY VALENTINE

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“I’ve been a fan of IAS for many years and when the opportunity came up to apply to be part of the first cohort of like-minded people working towards an Arts Integration Specialist certification, I jumped at the chance. Lucky for me I was selected. I was thrilled to be a part of this program and went into it anxious to learn and grow.

The program has offered me more than I could’ve imagined. My current teaching position is as a drama/literacy and arts integration specialist. I’ve held this position for 7 years. Prior to that I was an elementary classroom teacher for 16 years. I work at an 18 year old magnet school that has the magnet theme of arts integration. Having been a school that uses this approach for 18 years, spicing up the veterans, informing the newbies, and creating an overall motivational place to work for both teachers and students needed some tweaking. Over the past 7 years in my current role, I have made some changes to our program approach, implemented new ideas, and helped to reignite a collaborative environment. However, thanks to the IAS certification program, this current school year has seen the biggest impact on ideas, collaborations, and programs.

I have learned so much regarding the nuts and bolts of arts integration, that I’ve found myself inspiring others when sharing what I’ve learned. I’ve done long and short presentations, modeled lessons and strategies, collaborated on the creation of lessons and units, listened to and responded to the needs of my staff and have succeeded in bringing our magnet theme back to the forefront. The certification process has caused my brain to spark ideas (sometimes I can’t keep up with the sparks!) and expanded my love of teaching using arts integration. It has confirmed for me that this approach brings teachers and students together allowing time to practice true collaboration.

I’m grateful to be a part of the certification program. The sprints offer what needs to be learned in bite size increments that allow for deep learning and offer ample time for project development that authentically represents the topic learned. I am a better teacher because of this program and soon I’ll hopefully be able to say with conviction that I am officially a certified Arts Integration Specialist.

Thank you for wanting to know my story.”

– MARLY PARKER

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“This has rejuvenated my way of thinking and helping find my way back to what I love and the way I love to teach. I feel the most supported in this program. The members are the most amazing people. People who don’t even know me that well are more supportive than people I come in contact with on a regular basis.”
– JOY TRICARICO, ENGLISH TEACHER

“The most practical things I can say are, parents happy that their kids don’t only read but love to be first to read in class. Parents are excited that their child finally loves school after several years of different schools.”

– NOEL EM SADICON, SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR
“The support is GREAT. Typhani and Shawna have gone above and beyond the call to help me over some hurdles and it is obvious that Susan is invested in our success.”
– KAREN CROCCO, PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR AND MUSIC EDUCATOR

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Frances Carlo
Brittany Crawford
Leah Dix-Nelson
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Meghan Durden
Gabriela Mora
Sherry Hatton
Angela Capuzzi
Karen Johnson
Jessica Jenkins
Molly Lucareli
Nicole Chouinard
Deborah Miksa
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Martha Maxey
Markiss Barnes
Ashley Boggess
Kim Tunnell
Amy DeLong
Nicole McDorman
Denise Lewis
Delinda Gentry
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Emily Beerbower
Deborah Mueller
Kira Johnson
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Kim Wilson
Emily Pang
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Ashley Sullivan
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Beth McCoy
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Michael Lindsay
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Max Medlock
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Jenny Palzer
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Rhonda Edwards
Brian Scheller
Sheneice Smith
April Skinner
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Joelle Williams
Maria Golden
Casey Dorsey
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Joy Tricarico
Elizabeth Wagner
Heather McLearen
Katrina McMenamy
D’Arcy Rowe
Jennifer Berube
Katie O.Brown
Julie Behrendt
Jessica Payne
Jennifer Brinkley
Heather Vereen
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Shawna Longo
Evelyn Mariano
Linda Johnson
Sara Amato-Larabee
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Lisa Love
Jennifer Kendall
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Jennifer Furman
Caroline Lorimer
Heavenly McDuffie
Eric Jackson
Heather May
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Lauren Saracino
Sarah Schaefer
Katherine Schisler
Stephen Schisler
Rebekah Schuster
Jane Shelly
Katey Shirey
Donovan Smalls
Tanya Coleman
Karen Crocco
Laura Stuart-Wonderlie
Faith Lenhart
Nicole Padilla
Karen Moreno Gold
Sarah Boone
Kathee Cook
Maria Earl
Sharon Furey
Sheila Garth
Bettie Lane
Theresa Nero
Virginia Otey
Regi Strickland
LaMar Bagley
Michal Taylor-Phillips
Annie Devito
Carol Marie Vossler
Dee Christie
Donna Swift
Jennifer Connell
Jennifer Morse
Marly Parker
Meghan Scribner
Meryl Cullom
Michelle Brown
Sheila Ambrosio
Tammi-Lyn Strachan
Tiffany Festa-Sneddon
Kelly Betz
Annette Copeland
Terri Froiland
Shawna Marion
Tammy McKissic
Debora Porter
Barb Sandstrom
Tiffany Wall
Kari McCarthy

Angela Randall
Jonathan Thomas
Peggy Valenti
Ashley Webb
Catherine Wiseman
Cori Zancanella
Denise Castro
Kit Lee Meow Gek
Marwa El Hajj
Ross Momaney
Andria Adams
Josh Atkins
Elizabeth Brooks
Lisa Byrne
Lynne Cassidy
Mary Dagani
Kiersten Demmond
Erin Jean Patrick
Barry Morang
Trish Brownlee
Cintia Franco Bastos
Chad Beegle
Dawn Briscoe
Morgan Eggink
Dawn Getzandanner
Lisa Hakkinen
Karen Nori
Alyssa Pilarcik
Valerie Poole
Lindy Stice
Michelle Venable
Vicki Wilson-Jiwatram
Margot-Marie Wood
Aimee Garcia
Aimee Scrivner
Asia Hester
Catrina Adamez
Casaundra Taylor
Cherise Albright
Cynthia Baker
Erica Coleman
Kelly Torrans
Kim Estelle
Kimberly Washington-Ballard
Elizabeth O’Brien
Tracye Salters
Jesse Dones
Matt Schuppert
Marwa EL Hajj

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