Project Origins
The Insider’s Guide to Arts Education Planning evolved from the Community Arts Education Project, a planning process and publication jointly developed by the California State PTA and the California Alliance for Arts Education in 2001. The first edition of the Insider’s Guide was published online in 2006, and we extend our gratitude to the many contributors and advisors who supported the original publication.

Margaret “Peggy” Burt
Elizabeth Lindsley, Ed.D.
Dana Powell Russell, Ed.D.

Dana Powell Russell, Ed.D.
Laurie T. Schell, Executive Director, California Alliance for Arts Education

Arts Education Planning Coaches

First Edition Second Edition  
Kristine Alexander
Margaret “Peggy” Burt
Susan Cambigue-Tracey
Armalyn DeLaO
Denise Grande
Helena Hanna
Susan McGreevy-Nichols
Celena Turney
Laura Bennett
Peggy Burt
Susan Cambigue-Tracey
Karin Demarest
Suzanne Isken
Patty Larrick
Liz Lindsley, Ed.D.
Susan McGreevy-Nichols
Mary McLaughlin
Miles Miniaci
Dana Powell Russell, Ed.D.
Karin Schnell
Yael Zipporah Silk
Celena Turney
Julie Ulmer
Wesley J. Watkins, IV, Ph.D.

PDF Version: Dana Powell Russell, Ed.D.,
Web Version: Ann Zumwinkle, Douglas Bland and Brian Thuok,

The California Alliance for Arts Education gratefully acknowledges The Boeing Company, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and The James Irvine Foundation for their generous support of the Insider’s Guide.

The California Alliance for Arts Education is funded in part by the California Arts Council.