Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Downtown Los Angeles School of Visual & Performing Arts Finally Lands Its Principal

The Downtown Los Angeles School of Visual & Performing Arts - after FOUR years - finally has a principal both qualified and equipped to turn it into a major arts educational facility.
The prior obstacle has been forces within the LAUSD determined that the LAUSD's first high school built for the arts would NOT be allowed to be an arts school and that the most qualified students from the district would NOT be attend the school.
Because of that, no one capable of running an arts oriented school wanted the job.  But - finally - four years after she was first offered the job - which she twice rejected in the past - Kim Bruno of the world famous LaGuardia High School in New York has accepted the job. And, yes, that is the high school that both the movie and the TV series 'Fame' were based upon. Here is part of the story from the Downtown News:

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Kim Bruno, the longtime leader of a high-profile arts high school in New York, has agreed to become the new principal of the Ramon C. Cortines School for Visual and Performing Arts in Downtown.
As the former principal of the lauded LaGuardia High School of Music, Art and Performing Arts in New York City, Bruno represents the kind of high-profile arts administrator that local officials have sought but failed to lure to the school since it opened in 2009.

The school has cycled through four principals in its first four years (not including an interim administrator who helmed the school for part of fall 2011).
The rest of the article is on the Downtown New website. 

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