Art Educators Honor A+ Schools Chief
Melanie Landrum, executive director of Arkansas A+ Schools, was honored Nov. 1 for her leadership contributions to the Arkansas Art Educators organization. Presenting the certificate for Outstanding Service Outside of the Profession was the AAE’s awards chair, LaDawna Dillman.
Although Melanie is not an arts educator, her work with A+ in schools across the state brings arts educators and classroom teachers together for the common purpose of integrating art concepts into core content areas.
The presentation was made at the AAE fall conference, held this year in North Little Rock.
A+ Schools began in 1995 in North Carolina. In addition to Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana have the program. A+ Schools is a whole-school reform model that views the arts as fundamental to teaching and learning in all subjects.