In honor of National Arts in Education Week, September 10–16, the Kennedy Center celebrates arts teachers nationwide with their initiative Thank an Arts Teacher.

In collaboration with AMC Theatres, The Kennedy Center is asking all of us across the country to take part and reflect on the arts teachers who have influenced us, whether it was in school or in our communities, by expressing our thanks. Hear from Academy Award-winning actor, singer, and dancer Ariana DeBose, as she shares the story of her beloved drama teacher and mentor, Elizabeth “Liz” Droessler, who encouraged her to pursue her career.

Share your own story and thank an arts teacher in your own life! Visit the Kennedy Center's page to learn more, and share with others about this uplifting celebration of our arts teachers. We all have an individual or two who have inspired us in the special way that only an arts teacher can. 


See how arts teachers are impacting our lives now!

Michelle Fowlin
Ella and Emma

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