UHS Educator Named to Statewide Arts Advisory Council

UHS Educator Named to Statewide Arts Advisory Council

Interim Superintendent Michael Baldassarre is proud to announce that Uxbridge High School art educator Lisa Struppa has been named to the Massachusetts Arts Education Advisory Council.

“The educators at UHS continue to find ways to expand their knowledge and capacity, while enhancing their influence on the instructional practices of the Commonwealth,” said Dr. Baldassarre. “We look forward to seeing Ms. Struppa’s expertise modeled for her colleagues and Uxbridge alike.” 

The Arts Education Advisory Council of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education sought applications from individuals interested in advising DESE and the Board on topics related to arts education. Discussions will likely include the development of resources and initiatives centered on implementation of the 2019 Arts Curriculum Framework.

Ms. Struppa has driven a number of curricular initiatives at UHS, including a partnership with the Memory Project, growing community art events, and helping art students at UHS earn medalists in a number of art competitions. She teaches a number of fine arts classes, including Drawing and Painting, Ceramics, Textile Design, and Art Zero. In the past six years, Uxbridge’s art program has grown from two standalone electives per semester to a robust program that also connects with the school’s Innovation Pathway in Information Science and Media.

“Ms. Struppa and our art team have continued to grow opportunities for students, and our continued evolution centers on understanding the nexus between state frameworks and the daily tidings of the classroom,,” said Uxbridge High School Principal Michael Rubin. “I am beyond excited and proud that Commissioner Riley and his team recognize her work and acumen and have thus put her in a position to influence others.”