Reflections on the Principals’ Network Conference

by | Jan 1, 2024

Speaker in a room full of people talking about the power of arts integration at Angel Oak Elementary School

Thank you, Principal Condon, for taking the time to discuss the upcoming ArtsNOW Principals’ Network conference on arts integration in education. To begin, could you tell us who the conference is designed for?

Principal Condon: Absolutely. This conference is ideal for any principal who is interested in delving deeper into the transformative potential of arts integration for students, teachers, and staff. It's a gathering for educational leaders keen on exploring innovative approaches that will positively impact student achievement and educator engagement.

What can attendees expect to gain from participating in this conference?

Principal Condon: Attendees can anticipate a wealth of benefits, including great networking opportunities, exposure to ideas and strategies directly from professionals in similar roles, and inspiration derived from both colleagues and arts partners. It's a chance to learn from those who walk in your shoes every day.

Reflecting on last year's conference, could you share some of the types of content that were presented?

Principal Condon: Certainly. Last year's conference offered a diverse range of content, including networking sessions that facilitated meaningful connections, practical implementation ideas that attendees could take back to their schools, and opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals. It was a holistic experience addressing various aspects of arts integration in education.

What surprised or inspired you the most about the previous conference?

Principal Condon: What stood out to me was the sense of unity among like-minded colleagues. Being surrounded by individuals who share a common passion for thinking differently about the student experience in school was truly inspiring. It reinforced the notion that we are not alone in our desire to innovate and enhance education through the arts.

Looking ahead to the 2024 conference, what are you most excited about?

Principal Condon: I'm eagerly anticipating the opportunity to see and hear about the remarkable accomplishments that attendees have achieved since the last conference. Additionally, I'm excited about the prospect of sharing even more innovative ideas. The conference serves as a platform for continuous learning and growth, and I look forward to witnessing the progress and evolution in our collective approach to arts integration in education.

Thank you, Principal Condon, for providing insights into the conference. It sounds like an event filled with collaboration, inspiration, and the exchange of innovative ideas.

Principal Condon: My pleasure. I believe this conference is a valuable forum for educational leaders to come together, learn, and contribute to the ongoing transformation of our schools through the power of arts integration.