Dianne Morales

1. Tell us about a meaningful experience you and/or a loved one had with the arts (dance, media, music, theater, or visual arts), either in school or in another setting. What did you and/or your loved one gain from this experience?

I’ve had many incredible experiences with the arts, but the one that was perhaps the most important to my family has to do with my children. Both my children have learning differences, but my daughter especially struggled. It wasn’t until she found the arts (musical theatre) that she really started to come into her own as a learner and gain a different kind of confidence. The arts transformed her experience and (I think) saved her before she became totally lost in school.

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