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Fine Arts Standards Adoption Team


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The Fine Arts Standards Adoption Team is charged with creating recommended K-12 standards for Visual Art, General Music, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Theater, Dance, and Media Arts. 

Expected Outcomes:

  1. Examine all relevant Fine Arts Standards
  2. Create and/or recommend statewide recommended Fine Arts Standards in Visual Arts, General Music, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Theater, Dance, and Media Arts
  3. Write recommendations about implementation of the standards through:
    1. Professional learning
    2. Materials and resources
  4. Offer final recommendations to the State Board of Education

Final Report

Fine Arts Standards Final Report (2017-11-15)

Meeting Dates, Agendas, and Notes

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - Cancelled

Friday, March 31, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


  • Gretta Berghammer, University of Northern Iowa
  • Dan Black, Red Oak Community School District
  • Andrea Christians, Pocahontas Area Community School District
  • Ellen Craig, Davenport Community School District
  • Michelle Droe, Cedar Falls Community School District
  • Helen Duranleau-Brennan, Mississippi Bend AEA
  • Mike Fisher, Waterloo Community School District
  • Leon Kuehner, Iowa Alliance for Arts Education
  • Maggie Parks, Marshalltown Community School District
  • Joel Pedersen, Cardinal Community School District
  • Anne Pisarik, Washington Community School District
  • Kevin Price-Brenner, Dubuque Community School District
  • Scott Slechta, Fairfield Community School District
  • Nate Sletten, Earlham Community School District
  • Ronda Sternhagen, Grundy Center Community School District
  • Pat Toben, Sioux City Community School District
  • Colleen Tomlinson, Rivermont Collegiate
  • Kris VerSteegt, Ankeny Community School District
  • Matt Walker, Xavier High School
  • Valerie Williams, Co'Motion Dance Theater
  • Jill Wilson, Luther College
  • Yvette Zarod-Hermann, Art Force Iowa


The Fine Arts Standards Adoption Team is gathering feedback from two public forums and an online survey to guide the team's work. A final recommendation is expected to the State Board of Education later in 2017. If adopted, fine arts standards would be optional for school districts.


Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 15, 2021 at 6:27pm.