Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015
Greenville County Schools’ Bradley Wingate receives Apple Award from The Broadway League for work with the Peace Center
The Broadway League, the national trade organization for the commercial theater industry, awarded a 2015 League Educator Apple Award to Bradley Wingate, academic specialist for visual & performing arts for Greenville County Schools. The Peace Center nominated Wingate for the award, which was given to only three educational administrators and advocates nationwide.
The awards acknowledge the efforts of local teachers and advocates who support programs relating to Broadway or touring Broadway shows, promoting further development of theater education.
In his role with Greenville County Schools, Wingate supports the work of principals in the supervision of arts related teachers and programs across the county. He has worked diligently to motivate educator participation in various programs at the Peace Center and throughout the community.
“Bradley is passionate about keeping the arts a valued, core academic subject for all students in Greenville County Schools,” said Staci Koonce, vice president of education and community engagement for the Peace Center. “With his partnership, 85 arts educators in the county participated in a 2014-2015 professional development initiative to engage directly with touring Broadway productions and gain new perspectives for their art area by experiencing real-world applications in the professional touring theater industry.”
Wingate has found the collaboration to be very helpful. “The partnership with the Peace Center helps me provide high quality, meaningful arts experiences and professional development to students and teachers across our large district,” he said. “There is no way that I could effectively do my job without their help.”
Wingate will receive his award at the Peace Center’s teacher kickoff celebration on Friday, August 21.
For more information about the Peace Center for the Performing Arts and its outreach initiatives, visit www.peacecenter.org.