Houston Ballet visits SFA campus for arts-in-education workshop

Jennifer Sommers, director of education and community engagement with the Houston Ballet, recently led an arts-in-education workshop for students in Stephen F. Austin State University’s James I. Perkins College of Education. Sommers’ visit was the first in a series of experiential learning events made possible by the Margaret Hoover Perkins Research award, administered by Dr. Lauren Burrow, SFA associate professor in elementary education. The ongoing partnership with the Houston Ballet is set to serve as a model for the types of school and community engagements teacher candidates can adopt when they enter kindergarten through sixth-grade classrooms.