Dru Davison is an arts administrator for Shelby County Schools in Memphis and has recently served as project chair for the Tennessee State Board of Education’s revised fine arts standards. Additionally, Davison has served as a consultant for the U.S. Department of Education Reform Support Network and for the Insight Education Group. He has been a contractor with the Tennessee Department of Education and is past chair of the NAfME Council of Music Program Leaders during which he oversaw the revisions of Opportunity-to-Learn Standards for music instruction. In addition to his time working in kindergarten through twelfth grade public education, he has served as an adjunct jazz instructor at Arkansas State University, was a teaching fellow in music education at the University of North Texas, has served on the Bill and Melinda Gates College Readiness Advisory Council, and is a national fellow alum for the Hope Street Group.
The landscape of arts education offers many possibilities. What actions can educators take to influence positive outcomes? This week offers engagement in thought-provoking conversations, spaces for reflection, and resources for sustaining the responsibility for cultivating learning. Interactive sessions will be offered by James Rollings, Julianna Lee, and Richard Crain.