The city of Monroe, Louisiana is home to a vibrant and diverse art scene, ranging from traditional to modern. But how can local organizations such as schools and churches help promote artwork from Monroe? The Louisiana Arts Division's Arts in Education Program is dedicated to providing quality arts resources and experiences for regional students and their families. We believe that art is an essential part of a child's education and development, and strive to ensure that all children have access to quality arts education. We also encourage children to express their imagination and creativity through art. Dr.
Paula Griswold, Adjunct Dean of the School of Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Louisiana Monroe, has developed and taught courses in the Health Studies Program since joining ULM. She is also a Quality Matters's principal reviewer of online courses for ULM and other universities, and has presented many papers at conferences and is well published. Dr. Griswold is actively involved in community organizations that work to benefit older people in our community, as well as a member of several university and college committees, as well as a member of several different community boards. Dr.
Joneal Kirby is another example of someone who has dedicated his life to helping others. He worked in education as a teacher, school counselor, and then director before obtaining his doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy at ULM. He then created a private counseling practice, as well as a counseling center within his church that provided services to clients in a four-state region. Kirby also travels extensively and speaks at conferences and churches about the roles of women's ministry. Sherry Peveto, DNP, WHNP is another example of someone who has dedicated her life to helping others.
She completed her doctorate in nursing practice at Frontier University of Nursing, and works closely with community health centers. She is also an enthusiastic fan of college baseball. Georgia Street attended Louisiana State University, where she received her Fine Arts degree in Drawing and Painting, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She then completed postgraduate studies at Syracuse University, New York, and obtained her master's degree in Fine Arts at Louisiana Technological University with a specialization in Drawing and Painting. Julia Caroline Youngblood grew up surrounded by cotton fields on the Breston Plantation, located in Riverton, Louisiana. She attended Louisiana State University, where she received her Fine Arts degree in Drawing and Painting, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
She then completed postgraduate studies at Syracuse University, New York, and obtained her master's degree in Fine Arts at Louisiana Technological University with a specialization in Drawing and Painting. She also completed her 200-hour RYT training at Shrimath Yoga (Bihar School) near Bangalore, India, and received a first and second grade adaptation with Usui Reiki. Judge Clark is another example of someone who has dedicated his life to helping others. His community service efforts include the Judges in the Classroom projects, speaking with students from several schools in the community, speaking at graduations, and giving motivational talks where and when asked. He also taught at Ouachita Parish where he was named high school teacher of the year in the Northeast region. Ellis McCrary graduated with her master's degree in Management before being recruited to a Missouri school district where she worked as the district's director of Curriculum and Public Relations.
After returning home to be closer to her family she began working for the Louisiana Department of Education as a regional accountability consultant in six school districts in Northeast Louisiana. Ellis is also part of the KEDM Public Radio Advisory Board, president of the Board of the Educational Arts Initiative, actively involved in many fundraisers including the Louisiana Opera based in ULM. In 2000 she was accepted to the Law School of the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge LA where she graduated with her Doctorate in Jurisprudence both from Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe formerly Northeastern Louisiana University. Local organizations such as schools and churches can play an important role in promoting artwork from Monroe by providing resources for students to explore their creativity through art classes or workshops. They can also provide support for local artists by hosting events or exhibitions that showcase their work or by providing financial assistance for their projects. Finally, they can help spread awareness about local artwork by organizing lectures or talks about art history or by inviting local artists to speak about their work.