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Woodruff Salutes Georgia Arts in Education Leaders
ATLANTA (December 15, 2008) – The Woodruff Arts Center is pleased to announce
Ron Marstall as one of the Woodruff Salutes Georgia Arts in Education Leaders
honorees. Mr. Marstall is the Visual & Performing Arts Department Chair at Riverwood
High School, and is the North Fulton Art Coordinator for Fulton County Schools. His 25
year dedication to students and to improving children’s lives through the arts has earned
him this recognition.
Ron Marstall is an advocate for showcasing students’ talents and growth through art,
hosting bi-annual exhibits displaying the talents of selected students at Riverwood. He is
extremely active in the community, volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America, and
championing the Global Museum initiative that has brought outdoor art to several
campuses including Riverwood. Mr. Marstall works to remove barriers for all students to
find their inner artist and expand their means of expression. He is a master at his craft
and committed to making a difference in the lives of all who cross his path.
As one of four honorees, Mr. Marstall will receive $1,000 to contribute to the arts
program of his choice. He will also be recognized with a reception at Riverwood High
School, a Woodruff Arts Center campus display, a feature in the March/April issue of
Page One Magazine, and with a culminating reception for all honorees to be held at the
Woodruff on April 25, 2008.
Woodruff Salutes is a program designed to honor teachers, school and arts
administrators, community leaders, and volunteers throughout Georgia who have
championed and demonstrated the ability of the arts to impact positively the lives and
learning of young people in grades PreK– 12. More than 120 arts-in-education leaders
were nominated from 48 Georgia counties. Honorees were selected by the Woodruff Arts
Center Education Committee.
The Woodruff Arts Center recognizes the power and potential of opening young minds
through the arts. Woodruff’s divisions – Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,
High Museum of Art, and Young Audiences – share a mission to provide arts learning
experiences of the highest quality. This campus-wide commitment makes arts education
uniquely based on performances, exhibitions and school curriculums accessible via one
arts center. Through the Woodruff, the arts bring learning to life for more than a million
students across Georgia and neighboring states each year.
For more information about Woodruff Salutes, please visit www.woodruffcenter.org