The Broward County Cultural Division is proud to announce Julia Perlowski Director of Theatre Programs, Instructor of English and Reading at Pompano Beach High School, as the 26th annual Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year (ATOY). An event, to recognize excellence in arts education as well as this year’s honoree, will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 6:00 p.m., at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
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Julia Perlowski is one of those rare teachers who not only manages to get her students to produce at their highest levels in the English, Reading and Drama classrooms, she spends all of her free time finding new opportunities to improve herself at national and international levels and to bring back and share her skills and knowledge with colleagues and students in her high school and home county.
-Hudson Thomas, Principal-Pompano Beach High School
Julia Perlowski received her MA in Women’s Studies from The University of York in the United Kingdom and her BA in English Languages and Literature from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She is Florida Certified in English, 6-12; Drama; 6-12; Reading, 6-12 and ESOL Endorsed. A few of her accomplishments include - being honored with the bi-annual Reba R. Robinson award for outstanding intergenerational theater work in the high school; creating the Pompano Beach High School Shakespeare Program; becoming a member of the leadership team of National Consortium for Teaching Artists; maintaining relationships between teens and the South Florida Kinder through the Witness Theatre: Kindertransport Project and through scripted production of Diane Samuel’s Kindertransport; enabling students through Civic Voices to interview arts activists in the community and teaching them how to become arts advocates; and collaborating with teachers and students in India and Mongolia through The Teaching Excellence and Achievement Award and Civic Voices respectively, teaching them how to be arts ambassadors.
Click here to read Principal Hudson Thomas' letter of recommendation
Her Accomplishments Include:
• Finalist for the 2011 Broward County Teacher of the Year;
• Honored with the bi-annual Reba R. Robinson award for outstanding intergenerational theatre work in the High School;
• Created Pompano Beach High School Shakespeare Program;
• A member of the leadership team of National Consortium for Teaching Artists;
• Maintaining relationships between our teens and the South Florida Kinder through the Witness Theatre: Kindertransport Project (Sp2010) and through her scripted production of Diane Samuel’s Kindertransport (Fl2010);
• Civic Voices - enabling students to interview arts activists in the community with the aim to make our students become arts advocates;
• Collaborating with teachers and students in India and Mongolia through The Teaching Excellence and Achievement Award (Fl2011) and Civic Voices (Fl2011) respectively;
• Presenter at the National Council Teachers of English annual conference on ways to perform Shakespeare digitally;
• MA, Women’s Studies, York University, UK;
• BA, English Languages and Literature, College of William and Mary;
• Florida Certifications: English, 6-12; Drama; 6-12; Reading, 6-12; ESOL Endorsement.
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