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) and to find out how to apply for the program.

Weber State University has partnered with the following BTSALP schools and districts for the 2016-2017 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: Cassie Burton (drama) * Principal: Maridee Harrison
  • Wasatch Elementary School * Art Specialist: Cassie Burton (drama) * Principal: Dr. Donna Corby
  • Shadow Valley Elementary School * Art Specialist: Leslie Ireland (drama) * Principal: Suzanne Boeller
  • 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
  • North Ogden Elementary School * Art Specialist: Alisa Webb (visual arts) * Principal: Philip Nestoryak
  • Plain City Elementary School * Art Specialist: Jana Chambers (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: Cheryl Baker (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 as well as their District Arts Coordinator.

  • Sabrina Addington (music)
  • Shannon Elmer (music)
  • Katie Francis (visual arts)
  • Valerie Robinson (music)
  • Donna Radmall, Davis School District Arts Coordinator

 

  • Adams Elementary School * Principal: Jackie Corbridge
  • Adelaide Elementary School * Principal: Jeri Thomas
  • Antelope Elementary School * Principal: Dr. Bernardo Villar
  • Bluff Ridge Elementary School * Principal: Vanessa Mori
  • Boulton Elementary School * Principal: Brooke Murdock
  • Bountiful Elementary School * Principal: Kurt Farnsworth
  • Buffalo Point Elementary School * Principal: Richard Baird
  • Burton Elementary School * Principal: Denece Johnson
  • Canyon Creek Elementary School * Principal: Vonzaa Hewitt
  • Centerville Elementary School * Principal: Dan Hansen
  • Clinton Elementary School * Principal: Jake Heidrich
  • Columbia Elementary School * Principal: Darryl Denhalter
  • Cook Elementary School * Principal: Roger King
  • Creekside Elementary School * Principal: David Birch
  • Crestview Elementary School * Principal: Lori Hawthorne
  • Doxey Elementary School * Principal: Midori Clough
  • Eagle Bay Elementary School * Principal: Janeal Magalei
  • East Layton Elementary School * Principal: Lisa Brown,
  • Ellison Park Elementary School * Principal: Debbie Marshall
  • Endeavour Elementary School * Principal: Traci Robbins
  • Farmington Elementary School * Principal: Cameron Forbush
  • Foxboro Elementary School * Principal: Kevin Prusse
  • Fremont Elementary School * Principal: Felipe Armijo
  • Heritage Elementary School * Principal: Chris Whitaker
  • Hill Field Elementary School * Principal: Douglas Forsgren
  • Holbrook Elementary School * Principal: Neesha Killpack
  • Holt Elementary School * Principal: Kristy Nelson
  • Kay’s Creek Elementary School * Principal: Julie Larsen
  • Kaysville Elementary School * Principal: Bryan Tesch
  • King Elementary School * Principal: Roy Warren
  • Knowlton Elementary School * Principal: Daryl Fluckiger
  • Lakeside Elementary School * Principal: Donald Holt
  • Layton Elementary School * Principal: Diane Hammer
  • Lincoln Elementary School * Principal: Sue Caldwell
  • Meadowbrook Elementary School * Principal: Bryan Skelton
  • Morgan Elementary School * Principal: Derek Beer
  • Mountain View Elementary School * Principal: Chris Mudrow
  • Muir Elementary School * Principal: Marilyn Merkley
  • Oak Hills Elementary School * Principal: Ruthanne Keller
  • Odyssey Elementary School * Principal: Julie Peters
  • Orchard Elementary School * Principal: Michael Volmar
  • Parkside Elementary School * Principal: Chris Bertoldi
  • Reading Elementary School * Principal: Scott Hughes
  • Sand Springs Elementary School * Principal: Jody Shaap
  • Snow Horse Elementary School * Principal: Rachel Alberts
  • South Clearfield Elementary School * Principal: Buck Ekstrom
  • South Weber Elementary School * Principal: Marjorie Conrad
  • Stewart Elementary School * Principal: Amanda Keller
  • Sunset Elementary School * Principal: Laura Bond
  • Syracuse Elementary School * Principal: Michelle Fredericks
  • Taylor Elementary School * Principal: Chris Laypath
  • Tolman Elementary School * Principal: Steve Hammer
  • Vae View Elementary School * Principal: David Pendergast
  • Valley View Elementary School * Principal: Kimberly Johnston
  • Wasatch Elementary School * Principal: Robert Kinghorn
  • Washington Elementary School * Principal: Sandra Carmony
  • West Bountiful Elementary School * Principal: Regina Oechsle
  • West Clinton Elementary School * Principal: Ryan Van Natter
  • West Point Elementary School * Principal: Loren Clark
  • Whitesides Elementary School * Principal: Diane Ramsey
  • Windridge Elementary School * Principal: Tiffany Midgley
  • Woods Cross Elementary School * Principal: Eric Holmes

 


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.

Click here to view the current BTSALP Application.

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