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2016 Alvin and Louise Myerberg Arts Leadership Recognition Awards

Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS) Alliance announced the 2016 Alvin and Louise Myerberg Arts Leadership Recognition Awards on November 2, 2016 at a breakfast and forum held at The American Visionary Art Museum. The winning principals were Jennifer Lane, principal of WestbrookElementary School in Montgomery County, Christopher Rattay, principal of Ellicott Mills Middle School in Howard County, and Abbey Campbell, principal of Owings Mills High School in Baltimore County.

AEMS honored fifteen outstanding principals from schools in seven counties around the state. All of the nominees received Certificates of Acknowledgement for establishing arts-rich environments in their schools. The three winners received a trophy and a monetary gift to support their arts programs. School system leaders and teachers attended the event to show support for their principals. Lyn Frankel, Chair of the AEMS Board of Trustees, Lori Snyder, Executive Director of AEMS, and Ken Skrzesz, Coordinator of Fine Arts at the Maryland State Department of Education, gave remarks and congratulated all of the principals. The Founder and Director of the Amerian Visionary Art Museum, Rebecca Alban Hoffberger, gave the closing remarks and graciously hosted a tour of the museum for attendees.

For more information about the winners and nominees, click here.

Thank you to our 2016 sponsors:

The Alvin and Louise Myerberg Foundation





In-kind donations for Principal Nominees provided by:

&Pizza (Baltimore & Bethesda)

Wegmans Owings Mills


Cheasecake Factory (Towson, MD)

Vineyard Vines

Safeway (Towson)


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