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Lauren Shelton

Chula Vista Elementary School District
Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator
@VAPA_CVESD
Lauren Shelton is the Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator for the Chula Vista Elementary School District.  Mrs. Shelton has a strong background in arts education and arts management.   She has taught fourth grade, was a music director for the San Diego Children’s Choir, led the Centennial Celebration Choir for the Girl Scouts of San Diego, and began the Community Opus Project with the San Diego Youth Symphony in 2010. In June 2015 she was a recipient of the Yale School of Music Distinguished Educator of the Year Award. Mrs. Shelton is implementing the return of the visual and performing arts to the Chula Vista Elementary School District using the districts’ investment of $18 million dollars over the next three years for VAPA teacher salaries. Currently, the district employs 75 visual and performing arts teachers in the 45 schools. Lauren holds a California Teaching Credential, California Administrative Credential, and completed her Masters in Educational Leadership with a focus on Arts Integration and Common Core Standards Implementation with honors.   In May of 2017 she began the doctoral program in Organizational Change and Leadership through the Rossier School of Education at The University of Southern California.