Welcome to a new and exciting year in the Art Docents of Los Gatos. I’m happy to start the new year as your President!
Over the summer I have been sorting through our office files and photos and came across some truly amazing information left behind by former presidents. I would like to start out by taking a moment to appreciate the many Presidents that have come before me – Michelle, Judith, Mary, Louise, Mary, Julia, Elizabeth, Alice, Maryann, all the way back to Emma Rau in 1973 – so many volunteers and so many years of such a great arts program here in our town of Los Gatos, CA. It is so nice to see that we have past presidents still really committed and involved in our program – that’s what makes Art Docents of Los Gatos continue for 44 years….great volunteers!
As I’ve been sorting through old files, adding a new photo board of all our members, helping to get the ceiling tiles replaced in the office I’ve been looking forward to continuing in the path of the former Presidents and adding my part to this wonderful program.
Art Docents is a non-profit organization, bringing art to over 3,000 students in the LGUSD for over 40 years! If you think about it in numbers….estimated 40 years x 2000 students = over 80,000 people the Art Docents have inspired and educated. We have a rich history beginning in 1973. Throughout the years our focus has been on teaching arts to the students. Being a former teacher and an artist at heart – I’m very interested in our continual growth of curriculum. These next few years we will be looking at our curriculum and see how we correlate with STEAM, combining the Arts with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Our curriculum has developed and changed with the times over the past 44 years – and we continue to update and celebrate the presentations we give to our students.
The Art Docents of Los Gatos are the “A” in STEAM
I’m happy to introduce our
Executive Board for 2017-2018.
We are so lucky to have such dedicated people
to help steer our program.
President – Julie Ferrario
Treasurer – Jenny Gifford
Co-VP Programs A – Stacey Closser
Co-VP Programs B – Theresa Bricker
Co-VP Fundraising/PR – Sue Ward
Co-VP Fundraising/PR – Stephanie Draca
VP Membership – Sue Walsh
Parliamentarian – Michelle Abene
Secretary – Judith Fishwick
Looking forward to working with you and meeting our new trainees!
Art Docents of Los Gatos, President