Welcoming All and Pursuing Excellence

Thursday, June 25 | 2:30-3:15pm

  • Fine Arts

What does confidence in each person’s imago dei give to us as Arts Educators? Does recognizing each student as a “creative” necessarily mean that we jettison all standards of excellence? How is it possible – essential, even – to live and teach in this dynamic tension of welcoming all and aiming for real beauty, real excellence? Are you comfortable with “paradox” being your home zipcode?

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Jerry King

Jerry King is the Arts Director at The Covenant School in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has been active in Arts education in independent schools, fulltime church and campus ministry, private instruction and cross-cultural contexts for decades. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Kenyon College, he has lived and taught out of the liberal arts sensibility with a lively interest in an array of areas including art history, ecology, design for theater, livable theology, a capella arranging and organic gardening. He and his wife of 35 years have six children and eight grandchildren scattered from sea to shining sea.