A+ News

A+ students smiling

Just as we’ve braved the uncharted waters of the pandemic, A+ Schools of North Carolina has also been part of the groundswell of the social movement demanding equity and justice in arts and education. Here are a few highlights of our Diversity Matters initiative, a commitment to diversity in recruitment, training and engagement for the past several years.

Vincent Marron speaking at a podium

A+ Schools honors and remembers the life and work of Vincent Marron, the first executive director of A+ Schools of North Carolina. Vincent died on January 22, 2021, at the age of 85.

Joseph Perez

A+ School’s newest team member, Joseph Perez, began his work as Program Administrator during the unprecedented times of a pandemic as we were navigating new ways of working and providing professional development to our schools. Learn more about Joseph’s journey to learn all things A+ and how his education and experiences led him to become a valuable member of our team.

Students and SEL

A+ Schools has been working with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to create guidance documents that connect social and emotional learning (SEL) and the arts and provide these resources to educators across North Carolina.

Michelle Burrows

The director of A+ Schools of North Carolina, Michelle Burrows, shares updates, resources and encouragement in a letter to our network during the pandemic. Read Michelle's letter to learn how A+ Schools of N.C. is working together with the education community to support A+ schools across the state and nation.