Music for PreK Classes Workshop
Perpich Professional Development & Resource Programs hosted a workshop in early October on the topic of Music for PreK Classes. Participants took away a better understanding of three-year-old and four-year-old children plus countless songs and finger plays.
Wendy Barden, Music Education Specialist, said, “Participants took…
Orlando Hunter (Dance 2009) Visits Perpich as a Guest Artist
Orlando Hunter (Dance 2009) visited Perpich Arts High School as a guest artist for Dance and Theater students in mid-September. Hunter spent several days working with the students. He taught movement from the African diaspora, concentrating on the storytelling aspects while teaching movement from…
Dedication Day 2019
Dedication Day 2019 was September 24. Dedication is a Perpich tradition where new students and faculty/staff are welcomed into the Perpich community. This year’s ceremony featured speeches from students in all six art areas (Noah Engebretson, Catherine Hinz, Anna Miller, Lucy Roberts-Niemann, Ash Wood,…
Harding and Lein Walseth lead Osseo educators in Arts Integration Professional Development
Mary Harding (Education Specialist in Dance) and Stephanie Lein Walseth (Education Specialist in Theater) partnered with Zanewood Community School in ISD 279 – Osseo Area Schools for a day of professional development in August, 2019. Harding and Lein Walseth presented an arts integration unit…
Regional Arts Teacher Leaders meet for Summer Workshop
Our Regional Arts Teacher Leaders were hard at work mid-August, preparing for the 2019-2020 school year. This network of expert teachers signed up to advocate and expand arts education through the state of Minnesota. The team of 70 educators represent all arts areas and…
Dr. Charles Rick to be Interim Executive Director for the 19-20 school year
We are happy to announce that we have a new member of the Perpich community. Dr. Charles Rick will serve as our interim executive director for the 2019-2020 school year. Charles’ start date will be 8/13/19.
Dr. Rick holds an Ed.D in Educational Leadership from…
Conn McCartan to be Interim High School Principal for the 19-20 School Year
We are happy to announce that we have a new member of the Perpich community. Conn McCartan will serve as our interim high school principal for the 19-20 school year. Conn’s start date was 8/5/19.
Conn McCartan’s educational career spans 36 years. During that time,…
Perpich Center for Arts Education Executive Director Announces Departure
Tryggestad has led the agency since August, 2017.
Perpich Center for Arts Education Executive Director Dr. Curt Tryggestad announced Thursday, June 20, that he has accepted a new position as the superintendent of Pine City Public Schools. His last day at Perpich will be determined…
Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker Joins Perpich Board
The Commissioner of Education, or their designee, serves on the Perpich Board of Directors as an ex officio member per the 2017 Education Omnibus Bill.
Perpich Center for Arts Education is pleased to welcome Minnesota Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker as an ex officio member…