Arts Integration Teacher/Leader Cohort

The Arts Integration Teacher/Leader program is an initiative with the Kennedy Center called Partners in Education. (KCPIE) It is a partnership between the Midwest Trust Center /Johnson County Community College, Shawnee Mission School District, Liberty Schools and Kansas City Young Audiences. The program is mostly focused on Professional Development for Teachers and you can read more about it here. The work extends well beyond the partner districts listed and in 2023-24 they are adding Teacher Leaders outside of the KC Metro. Participants attend the summer symposium for arts integration on July 18 & 19, 2023, as well as professional learning throughout the year.

MAAE helped recruit teachers from outside the KC Metro Area. We are pleased to welcome to the 2023-24 teacher leader cohort:

Details about the program

The KCPIE team is dedicated to supporting teachers on their arts integration journey. The Teacher Leader program invests in a group of teachers who are already integrating the arts into their teaching practice and bolsters their leadership within their schools, districts and the greater KC metro. 

The purpose of the arts integration teacher leader is to:


The commitments are as follows: