C/SPA Spring Inspiration Celebration

The Community/Schools Partnership for the Arts (C/SPA) honored and celebrated Sarasota County arts educators at their meeting on May 6, 2019. Held at on Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s campus, the attendees were greeted by the talented Venice Middle School Orchestra String Ensemble followed by members of Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe kicking off the meeting with a musical number.

Members of C/SPA reviewed the mission and vision of the group and then Shane Swezey , Sarasota County Teacher of the Year, inspired the group with his passion and stories of his students at Oak Park School.

The event ended with the annual awarding of the Cindy Balistreri Award for Excellence in Arts Education. This year the recipient of that honor was Brooks Tracey from Sarasota Middle School.

Brooks Tracey received the
Cindy Balistreri Award for Excellence in Arts Education.

Congratulations to Brooks and thank you to all of our Sarasota County arts educators!