Jesse Church, Principal of Sierra Preparatory Academy and Amy Scruton, Principal of Willard Intermediate School, traveled to Washington D.C. as part of the Turnaround Arts Program, a program led by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, and advisory committee to the Whitehouse. Both Sierra and Willard have been selected to participate in the locally-run program that concentrates on a cluster of schools using rigorous arts education as a way to help improve school outcomes, and bring rich, engaged learning to our students. As an added bonus to their trip, they attended a ceremony acknowledging their participation with First Lady Michelle Obama.