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The D11 VAPA team supports our teachers throughout the district by providing arts focused professional development, and support through the academic year. We also work directly with the Gifted and Talented office in working to identify students and gifted in the arts through D11’s Talent in Pikes Peak (TIPP) process. 

Laurilea McDaniel supports teachers across the district by providing opportunities to attend discipline specific conferences. She also provides PLC support for all disciplines and coaching in VAPA classrooms. 

Arts Integration Specialist, Jen Olson, provides in building support for D11’s two A+ Arts Integration Elementary Schools, Martinez and Columbia.

Hannah Atencio provides marketing for all VAPA departments. An integral part of growing arts programs through audience engagement and attendance of events. She also is available for coaching with theatre teachers.