Thank You, Principals!

Wednesday, November 13 was not your typical luncheon! The Arts and Cultural Alliance and our long-standing Sarasota County Arts Education Partnership committee (formally the Arts Education Task Force) hosted Sarasota County Schools Principals and administrators at the 19th annual Principals Luncheon at the Circus Arts Conservatory.

Guests were greeted by the Sarasota High School Admirals Jazz Band as they enjoyed art from local elementary students prior to the luncheon. Alliance executive director, Jim Shirley, then welcomed everyone to luncheon. Angela Hartvigsen and Brian Hersh of Sarasota County Schools shared their annual ‘Arts Insights’ report. After a wonderful lunch served by Michael’s on East, the attendees were wowed by members of Sailor Circus.

The keynote speaker was Circus Arts Conservatory’s, Pedro Reis, who shared the impact circus arts has had on his life. Closing remarks were then made by Dr. Laura Kingsley, assistant superintendent and chief academic officer of Sarasota County Schools.

A special thank you to our presenting sponsor, Community Foundation of Sarasota County and to Circus Arts Conservatory for hosting the event.