2018 - David Woolly

2018 - David Woolly


David Woolly is the superintendent of schools in Alma. He has worked in this school district his entire 46-year career, serving in various administrative positions. He holds three education degrees from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Although spending most of his career as a school administrator, his passion has always been the arts – particularly arts education. Under Woolly's leadership, the Alma Performing Arts Center, located on the Alma High School campus, opened its doors in 2002. Now arts education is offered in instrumental music, vocal music, dance, theater, technical theater and visual arts. More than 75 percent of Alma students in grades six through 12 are active participants in one or more arts programs. The facility serves as the home venue for the Alma school district performing arts groups, as well as hosting eight to 10 national performing groups each year. The proceeds from these presentations allow the Alma Education and Arts Foundation to annually fund approximately $100,000 in college scholarships for Alma students.

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