Booker Middle School principal selected for Arts Schools Network board

National organization provides support and resources to leaders of schools dedicated to the arts

LaShawn Frost. Photo courtesy Sarasota County School District

LaShawn Frost, principal of Booker Middle School in Sarasota, has been named to the board of the Arts Schools Network, the Sarasota County School District has announced.

“Frost is the first principal from the district to serve on a national board of this specialty,” a news release notes.

A nonprofit association founded in 1981, “the Arts Schools Network (ASN) strives to provide leaders in art schools with quality resources, support and networking opportunities,” the release explains. The association comprises arts leaders and representatives of schools and other organizations from around the country, the release adds.

ASN members share experiences and expertise on topics such as planning, facilities, finance and fundraising, admissions and recruitment, teacher training, arts integration, community and parent relations, and career development, the release points out. “All share a goal of fostering excellence in the creative arts for future generations,” the release notes

“I am honored to be selected for service on the Arts Schools Network Board,” Frost said in the release. “Organizations like this are in tune with the unique needs of highly creative schools. ASN’s collaborative spirit and resources will be a huge asset to our school community’s growth.”

Frost added in the release, “My team and I are committed to delivering a world-class education to our students. I look forward to not only meeting with other arts school leaders to learn from their best practices, but also to showcase the brilliancy that is the collective, arts-rich environment at Booker Middle School.”