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Clinnesha Sibley
Clinnesha D. Sibley, Fine Arts Coordinator
Welcome Message

It’s the secret sauce to a 21st century education. When the arts are infused into
classrooms, student learners experience something savory and unique. Leaders in
educational research conclude that arts education has positive effects on academic
and behavioral outcomes.* The McComb School District believes that there is an art
to teaching and that the work of the arts educator happens on a stage of influence and

We embrace The John F. Kennedy Center’s definition of arts integration. Arts Integration
is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding
through an art form. Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form
and another subject area and meets evolving objectives in both. Arts can be infused in
many ways, but the three categories we promote in classrooms are: (1) the arts as
curriculum, (2) arts enhanced curriculum, and (3) arts integrated curriculum.

As we endeavor to become an arts centered school district, we’d like to offer some foundational resources to school principals, teachers, and teaching artists:
*Elpus, K. (2013). Arts education and positive youth development: Cognitive, behavioral, and
social outcomes of adolescents who study the arts. National Endowment for the Arts.
To request a Fine Arts assembly or special program for students or to arrange a
professional development session for teachers, contact:
Clinnesha D. Sibley, Fine Arts Coordinator
Email: [email protected]  or [email protected].

The McComb School District completes all teaching experience/employment verifictions through Verifent.