Announcing the LEAs Administering 2019-2020 Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency

Published: January 16th, 2020

22 LEAs representing 84 schools from across the state are administering the Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency during the 2019-2020 school year, the first academic year of the program. The seal will be awarded to graduates who meet the minimum arts education requirements outlined by the State Board of Education in R7-2-321.

Stakeholders from across the state of Arizona convened during the summer of 2019 to outline the objectives and the pathway requirements to achieve the State Seal of Arts Proficiency. Stakeholders identified that the purpose of the seal is:

  • To celebrate students who demonstrate high levels of proficiency in the Arizona Arts Education Standards through personal expression and creative experiences in arts education programs
  • To identify pathways of artistic literacy that cultivate skills for 21st century success
  • To prepare students for college and career readiness, including active participation in the creative industries sector
  • To promote increased access to well-rounded, high quality arts education across the state

Below is a list of the schools administering the program and the staff member designated by the LEA to coordinate the seal. The Office of Arts Education would like to congratulate these schools on their commitment to providing high quality arts learning to their students. If you would like more information about requirements to achieve the State Seal of Arts Proficiency this year at a specific school site please reach out to the assigned staff member below.

Agua Fria Union High School District Ryan Williams
American Leadership Academy Dannis Zazueta
Arizona School for the Arts Laura Apperson
BASIS Charter Schools- Tucson North Mike Scionti
Dysart Unified School District Danae Marinelli
Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Academics Holly Foged
Glendale Union High School District Danny Cox
Herberger Young Scholars Academy
Sabrina Switzer-Wareing
Higley Unified School District Nicole Johnson
Maricopa Unified School District Ivan Pour
Pan American Charter Linda Brett
Paradise Schools Karen Creel
Paradise Valley Unified School District Joel Taylor
Peoria Unified School District Robert Panzer
Phoenix Union High School District Rebecca Vogel
Queen Creek Unified School District Nancy Scott
Sahuarita Unified School District Amber Woods
Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District Quinn O’Donnell
Scottsdale Unified School District Michelle Irvin
Tempe Union High School District Elizabeth Stone
Tolleson Union High School District Michele Wilson
Tucson Unified School District Joan Ashcraft

For more information about this state arts proficiency seal program please visit the State Seal of Arts Proficiency website:, email the Office of Arts Education at [email protected], or call 602.542.5179.