Portland Elementary School has received a $1,300 award from VSA Kentucky to support students’ social-emotional development through the arts.
Under the award, Letita Usher, a VSA teaching artist, will visit Portland as an artist-in-residence, teaching students drama techniques and storytelling skills. In addition, she will collaborate with the school’s art and ECE teachers to create visual art pieces, connect students to literature, and create a drama that encompasses the work.
“We are inspired by the opportunity to engage our highest-need students in this deeper learning experience that allows them to explore literacy and the arts through multiple modalities,” said Portland Principal Angela Hosch.
VSA Kentucky is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities in the arts for children and adults with disabilities.