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Visual and Performing Arts

Studies show that students’ involvement in the visual and performing arts impacts their achievements in core academic subjects.

At the Sarasota County Schools, the arts are integrated with subjects such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics., a website developed with the school district’s community partners, including the Patterson Foundation and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, connects classroom learning to rich experiences in arts, science and history in Sarasota County, offered both in schools and out in the community.      

Sarasota County Schools is the sixth school district in the U.S. to partner with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Any Given Child, a program that works with schools to develop a long-range arts education plan for students. The Kennedy Center and the National School Boards Association have recognized the district for outstanding arts education.

The Education Foundation of Sarasota County is an independent partner working to advance philanthropic support for Sarasota County Schools. Its mission is to enhance the potential of students, promote excellence in teaching, and inspire innovation in education, guided by strategic philanthropy. Powered by the belief that education changes lives, the Education Foundation creates and incubates high-impact projects that help to ensure students graduate with purpose and are prepared for a post-secondary pathway.

Click on the links on this page to learn more about the visual and performing arts in the Sarasota County Schools.

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Curriculum and Instruction

Kelly Ellington, Elementary School
Sue Meckler, Middle School
Catherine Cocozza, High School
Lakedra Barber, Administrative Assistant

Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 34101
Fax: 941-927-4023
1960 Landings Boulevard
Sarasota, Florida 34231
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Catherine Richter, Bookkeeper
Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 32232
1960 Landings Boulevard
Sarasota, Florida 34231

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