Artists in Schools

Artist-in-Schools Grants:

  • Provides funds to assist teachers and administrators in Cleveland County for projects that integrate the arts into the standard course of study, or for art programs, which enhanced those studies.
  • The Arts Council awarded a total of $4350 to fund 20 new and exciting projects during the 2007-2008 school year.

Artist in Schools Grant Recipients

The Cleveland County Arts Council is proud to have awarded a total of $4,500 in grants to the following teachers. These “Artist-in-Schools” grants will assist with funding several outstanding projects.

Teacher School Project

Traci Aderholdt

Shelby High Successful Sightreading/Eartraining/Auditioning
Lisa Baxter Fallston Elementary School We're Off to See the Wizard!
Angela Brown Shelby Middle School    Bringing Back the Drama
Jamie Bumgarner & Jan Welborne Washington & East Elem. Schools This Land is Your Land. This land is My Land
Kathie Burgin & Steve Padgett Shelby High School “1776”
Allison Carswell Burns Middle School   Putting the Arts in Language Arts
Nelsa Feaster Crest High School    Pepita Talks Twice
Susan Fogleman Fallston Elementary School Bang, Click, Boom - Play Me a Tune
Shelley Gerald Kings Mountain High School   Tessellations - The Art of Math
Sara Grant& Toy Booth   North Shelby School   Switchin' Instruments
Rhonda F. Hamrick Boiling Springs Elementary School Wampanoag Coil Pots
Mercedes Humphries Kings Mountain High School Catching Your Eye
Amy Kendrick Crest Middle School  A Wall of Faces
Joe Ledbetter Crest High School   Air-brush Art
Anne Mauney Kings Mountain Middle School   Culture in Clay
Leah Ann Merritt Shelby Middle School  Knit One, Purl Two
Leslie Queen Boiling Springs Elementary School Hand-sewn Pillowcases
Cynthia Robbs Kings Mountain Intermediate School After School Art Club
Catherine Ware Jefferson Elementary     Assignment Earth
Jamie Willis Fallston Elementary School Meet the Masters

This is the 10th year that the Arts Council has offered funds for school initiated projects and is very pleased with the quality of programs planned by the teachers. The funds were awarded on the basis of program merit for projects, which integrate the arts into the standard course of study, or for art programs, which enhance those studies. For more information please call the Arts Council (704-484-2787).

111 S. Washington St., Shelby, NC 28150   -   Phone: 704-484-2787   -   Email: