Spotlights Outstanding Local Teacher and Student for January 2013
Richard Andreacchio, Chorus Director at Santaluces High School & Jacolbi Ivory, Senior at Dwyer High School
Kravis Center Education Programs are Supported by Annual Palm Beach Wine Auction
(West Palm Beach, FL – January 7, 2012) Tracy C. Butler, Director of Education for the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, today announced the Center’s Outstanding Local Teacher and Student for the month of January: Richard Andreacchio, Chorus Director at Santaluces Community High School in Lantana, and Jacolbi Ivory, a senior at Dwyer High School in West Palm Beach.
In early December, the 41-member Santaluces High School Chorus, under the direction of Richard Andreacchio, was the featured mass ensemble for the Kravis Center presentation of The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Tour. An outstanding music educator and teacher, Mr. Andreacchio has worked closely with Kravis Education and actively encourages his students to take advantage of local performance opportunities.
“The students at Santaluces High School are a proud tapestry of talented Chiefs, and our beautiful arts facility and supportive administrators allows us to push our students to their artistic potential,” said Mr. Andreacchio, who lives in Lake Worth and has been teaching at Santaluces for five years. “The arts allow our students to discover and develop their giftedness and essence that might not be unlocked in other subject areas.“
A founding member of the Kravis ArtsCrew, Miss Ivory has served as a youth mentor and student volunteer for numerous Kravis Center educational programs over the past six years, and she’s a poised and professional student leader in the Center’s annual after school Residency program.
“Receiving this Student Spotlight means a lot to me,” said Ms. Ivory, who lives in West Palm Beach with her mother, Michelle Hall. “I have been a ‘Kravis Kid’ since an after school program in middle school. Whether it was performing on stage or mentoring other young people about how to be empowered by the Arts, my work with the Kravis Center has made me a better person.”
Kravis Center Education
“After 20 productive years of Kravis Center arts educational programming, we are proud to spotlight the motivated teachers and dedicated students who have contributed to our success,” said Ms. Butler. “Our Outstanding Teacher and Student of the month will each receive two free tickets to an upcoming performance of their choice at the Kravis Center.”
“A key component of the Kravis Center’s mission is to offer comprehensive education programs,” she added. “This statement clearly demonstrates the Center’s strong commitment to supporting and sustaining high quality, accessible and affordable educational programs for children and adults of our community.”
The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Education Programs are Bringing the Arts to the Next Generation & the Next Generation to the Arts. These Education Programs are supported in part by the Annual Palm Beach Wine Auction.
About the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts:
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit performing arts center whose mission is to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County by presenting a diverse schedule of national and international artists and companies of the highest quality; by offering comprehensive arts education programs; by providing a Palm Beach County home in which local and regional arts organizations can showcase their work; and by providing economic catalyst and community leadership in West Palm Beach, supporting efforts to increase travel and tourism to Palm Beach County.
The Kravis Center is located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, FL. For more information, please call 561-832-7469 or visit www.kravis.org.
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+ Richard Andreacchio
+ Jacolbi Ivory