For the past four years, she has been the leader of the visual and performing arts teachers for the the Manatee County School District by helping them devise curricula, working with principals to understand scheduling, and seeking professional development workshops specifically for arts educators, but Julie Hebert quickly realized there was a funding issue for her many initiatives.
So what did she do? She started an organization called the Manatee Arts Education Council that helps raise funds for arts student events, in-service opportunities for arts educators, and recognition for outstanding teachers and leaders in the arts on the Suncoast through its annual program called Arts Alive.
This year's Arts Alive event is Monday, March 29 at the Grove Restaurant in Lakewood Ranch and will recognize 10 of our area's greatest art teachers, leaders, and champions.
Hear Julie's story of how she came in to her role, why she started the Manatee Arts Education Council, and, the most important question of all...the saxophone octave key or the clarinet register key!
Come along and join the club!