Rebecca Bullen Presents at the MN Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) Winter Conference
January 27, 2023
Rebecca Bullen, Perpich Arts High School Assistant Principal and Studio Arts Chair, presented two sessions at this year’s Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) Winter Conference. Her session was titled “Re-Imagining Orientation”, a presentation about the orientation program Perpich Arts High School delivered at the beginning of the 22-23 school year.
“It was wonderful to be at MASSP and share the work we do at Perpich with principals and educators across the state,” said Bullen. “The focus and importance of raising student voice is a buzz and I felt proud to share our processes and student partnering practices at Perpich. I left feeling inspired by our community and the work we are doing, as well as possibilities for continued growth.”
Partnering with student leadership, staff, and youth educational organizations, our extended orientation program centered around elevating student voice, community core values, courageous conversations, and ongoing school wide practices. At the core of the program, is a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and creating a braver and safer environment for all students to learn and grow in. Rebecca presented the same session earlier in 2023 at the Minnesota School Boards Association Leadership Conference.
Rebecca Bullen has worked with Perpich Center for Arts Education since 2010. Her position has included media arts teacher, arts education specialist, and during the 2013-14 school year, she worked with Crosswinds Arts and Science School to develop its visual and media arts program. She currently serves as Chair of the Studio Arts Department and High School Assistant Principal. An active artist and educator, Rebecca has presented at local and national conferences including Arts Educators of Minnesota, Arts Schools Network, TIES, the Religious Educators Association, and the National Arts Educators Conference. In 2012 she received the Robert Rauschenberg Power of Art Award. Bullen is a member of the inaugural 2021-2022 Class of Minnesota ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) Emerging Leaders. As a media artist, in addition to artist residencies in MN K-12 schools, she worked for 7 years at MN Public Television (TPT) as a producer. Rebecca has an Associate Degree from Russell Sage College, NY; a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design; a K-12 Visual Arts Licensure from Concordia University, St. Paul; a Master of Leadership in Education; and PK-12 Administrative Certification from the University of Minnesota.
MASSP is a professional educational association of over 1,300 active and retired middle level and high school administrators. MASSP supports, advocates for, and provides professional development to our members. They are committed to improving instruction and achievement for all students.