Congratulations to Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) outstanding arts educators who were named winners in the dance, music, theater and visual arts categories of Broward County's 29th Arts Education Ceremony, ArtsED Forever!
The event, held at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, celebrates the arts community – teachers, legislators and organizations that support arts education.
The Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year winners are:
, Visual Arts, Flamingo Elementary School
John Michael Luffred
, Music, Coral Glades High School
, Dance, New Renaissance Middle School
, Theater, Parkway Middle School of the Arts
Each year, the ceremony provides an opportunity for BCPS art students to gain valuable experience in a state-of-the-art, professional performing arts environment. At the opening reception, the Dillard Jazz Ensemble commanded the stage with impressive musical depth, while the Ramblewood Middle School Marching Band serenaded guests as they viewed artistic creations by talented art students. Guests also enjoyed theme songs from popular musicals performed and brilliantly reenacted by Parkway Middle School of the Arts Players on Tour.
The Arts Teacher of the Year Award Ceremony is provided through a partnership among Broward Cultural Division, The School Board of Broward County, Florida, Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Business for the Arts of Broward.
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