2017 Excellence in Theatre Education Award Honorable Mention

The Richmond County School System would like to congratulate Mrs. Betty Walpert, Theater Director and Teacher at Davidson Fine Arts, for being named a 2017 Excellence in Education Award Honorable Mention by the Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University.

The Excellence in Theatre Education Award recognizes a K-12 theatre educator in the U.S. who has demonstrated monumental impact on the lives of students and who embodies the highest standards of the profession. A panel of judges comprised of the American Theatre Wing, The Broadway League, Carnegie Mellon University and other leaders from the theatre industry selected the winner and twenty honorable mentions.

Dr. Renee Kelly, Principal at Davidson Fine Arts, said of Mrs. Walpert, “Betty is an extraordinary teacher. She cares about kids and makes every day fun and exciting for them. She truly invests in all of her students and makes a lifelong impression on them. It is no surprise to me that she is one of the top 20 in the nation.”

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Videography provided by Davidson Fine Arts Broadcasting and Film Instructor Michael G. Hennessy.