Announcing new Manager for Visual and Performing Arts at Seattle Public Schools

Gail Sehlhorst is the new Manager for Visual and Performing Arts at Seattle Public Schools. This position will assist the Office of Arts & Culture with the implementation and success of The Creative Advantage, as well as develop, lead and assess arts programs in the schools. The Creative Advantage is a partnership to restore access to high quality arts education to all students in Seattle Public Schools.

Sehlhorst has 16 years of background in arts education and most recently served as the Director of Education for Book-It Repertory Theatre’s Arts & Education Program. Her specialties include arts integration models, curriculum and assessment design, and professional development for teachers, -all of which are key components of The Creative Advantage. Sehlhorst will be filling the position formerly held by Carri Campbell, who is now Director of School-Community Partnerships.

We are excited to welcome Gail to our Creative Advantage team! Stay tuned for a date in January to meet Gail and learn more about her new role with SPS and the Creative Advantage.