The Board of Trustees of the Newark School of the Arts has announced that a nationwide search has begun for a new executive director.
In the meantime, an interim executive director will be appointed, while Sherrie Thaler, the school’s development director, and musical director will assist.
“Sherrie Thaler and Nadine Herman are both talented and dedicated professionals who have had a consistent presence at the Newark School of the Arts for many years,” said Henry Rinder, president of the board of trustees. “They know the faculty, the parents and the curriculum. We are confident they will seamlessly support the duties of the Interim Executive Director during the search process. They also fully understand the goals and objectives of the Board, which is to expand the School’s many exciting arts programs and course to as many individuals as possible.”
A new director is expected to be in place in time to prepare for the 2012-13 year.
Founded in 1968, the Newark School of the Arts has won multiple awards and has been widely recognized over the years as an outstanding arts institution. The school was one of the first to receive Challenge grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey Cultural Trust. Most recently, the school was a recipient of a multi-year grant from the New Jersey Stage Council of the Arts, in collaboration with the National Endowment of the Arts.