Visual and Performing Arts

​​​Steve Venz, VAPA Coordinator


Phyllis Berenbeim, VSA Consultant  


​Linda Peterson, VAPA and VSA Staff Assistant

714-966-4123 ​

​​The Visual and Performing Arts Unit at the Orange County Department of Education supports teachers, schools, and districts in their efforts to provide outstanding arts education opportunities to every student.  The arts are considered key to helping students achieve 21st century skills and in fostering creativity.  OCDE's programs contribute to these goals.

We hope you will find many resources on our website that will assist you!

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Through various programs, workshops, symposia and community activities, the Visual and Performing Arts Unit at the Orange County Department of Education strives to improve academic achievement, arts literacy, classroom instructional practices and leadership strategies for students, teachers and administrators.

The Visual and Performing Arts Unit offers on-going professional leadership for teachers and administrators, focused on the specific needs of the schools in the 29 districts located in Orange County.

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