Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program

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Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program

The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program (BTSALP) places arts specialists in over 380 elementary schools throughout Utah.  The program operates under the direction of the Utah State Board of Education through legislative funding.  The specialists teach side by side with classroom teachers to provide exceptional arts instruction that is integrated into the core curriculum.  Weber State University provides professional development training for the specialists and school faculties in our BTSALP area schools. Professional development is also provided by the BTSALP statewide University network–University of Utah, Utah State University, Southern Utah University, Brigham Young University, Dixie State University, and Westminster College.

Click here for more in-depth information about the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program (BTSALP).

Weber State University has partnered with the following BTSALP schools and districts for the 2017-2018 school year:

Ogden School District

  • Horace Mann Elementary School * Art Specialist: Brent Rhodes (visual arts) * Principal: Jileen Xochimitl
  • James Madison Elementary School * Art Specialist: Brent Rhodes (visual arts) * Principal: Shannon Wilcox
  • Hillcrest Elementary School * Art Specialist: Stephanie Jaden (visual arts) * Principal: Jennifer DeCorso
  • Lincoln Elementary School * Art Specialist: Stephanie Jaden (visual arts) * Principal: Ross Lunceford
  • Polk Elementary School * Art Specialist: Stephanie Jaden (visual arts) * Principal: Maridee Harrison
  • Wasatch Elementary School * Art Specialist: Cassie Burton (drama) * Principal: Tracy Vandeventer
  • T.O. Smith Elementary School * Art Specialist: Cassie Burton (drama) * Principal: Terry Humphreys
  • Shadow Valley Elementary School * Art Specialist: Leslie Ireland (drama) * Principal: Suzanne Bolar
  • Taylor Canyon Elementary School * Art Specialist: Leslie Ireland (drama) * Principal: Beverly Jenson

Weber School District

  • Hooper Elementary School * Art Specialist: Alisa Webb (visual arts) * Principal: David Gerstheimer
  • Lomond View Elementary School * Art Specialist: Mendy Reese (visual arts) * Principal: Justin Skeen
  • North Ogden Elementary School * Art Specialist: Alisa Webb (visual arts) * Principal: Philip Nestoryak
  • Plain City Elementary School * Art Specialist: Blake Hadley (visual arts) * Principal: Quinn Karlinsey

Charter Schools

  • Ascent Academies of Utah – Farmington * Art Specialist: Sarah Stevenson (visual arts) * Principal: Janice Newton
  • GreenWood Charter School * Art Specialist: Lydia Stewart (visual arts) * Principal: Jessie Kidd
  • Syracuse Arts Academy – Antelope Campus * Art Specialist: Kristy Tubbs (visual arts) * Principal: Dale Pfister
  • Syracuse Arts Academy – North Campus * Art Specialist: Elisalyn Gardner (visual arts) * Principal: Judy Nixon

Davis School District

The Davis School District elementary schools will be serviced with these instructional coaches, one BTSALP drama specialist, and their District Arts Coordinator.  The BTSALP instructional coaches observe, co-teach, and provide trainings for the music and visual arts prep-time teachers at the schools listed below.

  • Shannon Elmer (music)
  • Katie Francis (visual arts)
  • Shanda Stenger (music)
  • Stewart Elementary * Art Specialist: Andra Thorne (drama) * Principal: Amanda Keller
  • Donna Radmall, Davis School District Arts Coordinator
  • Adams Elementary School
  • Adelaide Elementary School
  • Antelope Elementary School
  • Bluff Ridge Elementary School
  • Boulton Elementary School
  • Bountiful Elementary School
  • Buffalo Point Elementary School
  • Burton Elementary School
  • Canyon Creek Elementary School
  • Centerville Elementary School
  • Clinton Elementary School
  • Columbia Elementary School
  • Cook Elementary School
  • Creekside Elementary School
  • Crestview Elementary School
  • Doxey Elementary School
  • Eagle Bay Elementary School
  • East Layton Elementary School
  • Ellison Park Elementary School
  • Endeavour Elementary School
  • Farmington Elementary School
  • Foxboro Elementary School
  • Fremont Elementary School
  • Heritage Elementary School
  • Hill Field Elementary School
  • Holbrook Elementary School
  • Holt Elementary School
  • Kay’s Creek Elementary School
  • Kaysville Elementary School
  • King Elementary School
  • Knowlton Elementary School
  • Lakeside Elementary School
  • Layton Elementary School
  • Lincoln Elementary School
  • Meadowbrook Elementary School
  • Morgan Elementary School
  • Mountain View Elementary School
  • Muir Elementary School
  • Oak Hills Elementary School
  • Odyssey Elementary School
  • Orchard Elementary School
  • Parkside Elementary School
  • Reading Elementary School
  • Sand Springs Elementary School
  • Snow Horse Elementary School
  • South Clearfield Elementary School
  • South Weber Elementary School
  • Stewart Elementary School
  • Sunset Elementary School
  • Syracuse Elementary School
  • Taylor Elementary School
  • Tolman Elementary School
  • Vae View Elementary School
  • Valley View Elementary School
  • Wasatch Elementary School
  • Washington Elementary School
  • West Bountiful Elementary School
  • West Clinton Elementary School
  • West Point Elementary School
  • Whitesides Elementary School
  • Windridge Elementary School
  • Woods Cross Elementary School

 


Programming:

Weber State University will provide Professional Development Opportunities supporting BTSALP schools’ implementation of the side-by-side teaching model, and highlighting innovative arts integration practitioners locally and nationally. Offered throughout the year, these workshops will provide classroom teachers with proven techniques and strategies for addressing academic standards and implementing arts integration in their own classrooms.

Weber State University will provide mentors for BTSALP arts specialists.  Mentors support the arts specialists through on-site visits in which they observe classrooms and offer feedback about lessons, attend planning meetings, and provide additional resources related to arts integration.

WSU arts education faculty and students work with BTSALP schools to support School Art Nights—fun evenings for students and their parents to participate in hands-on art making and raise awareness of the BTSALP program.

For more information on the BTSALP program Click Here.

Tamara Goldbogen, BTS Endowed Chair for Arts Learning
Weber State University
801.626.6943, tamaragoldbogen(at)weber.edu

Monica Pendergast, BTS Arts Learning Program Coordinator
Weber State University
801.626.6945, monicapendergast(at)weber.edu

Lisa Cluff, Director
Friends of Art Works for Kids
801.455.6169, lisa(at)artworksforkids.org

Cathy Jensen, BTSALP, Fine Arts Endorsements
Utah State Board of Education
801.538.7769, cathy.jensen(at)schools.utah.gov