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Arts at the Core
Executive Director for Enrichment Curriculum and Instruction, Dallas Independent School District
Craig Welle supervises fine arts, physical education, library media services, instructional technology, JROTC, languages other than English and out-of-school time enrichment programs in the Dallas Independent School District. From 2005-2007, he served as Dallas ISD Fine Arts Director. Prior to working in Dallas, Welle was Music Supervisor for the Spring Branch school district in Houston from 1990-2005, and before that taught choir, band and general music for 14 years. He earned his B.M.E. from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, an M.A. in Music Education from the University of Iowa, and Mid-Management Educator Certification through the University of St. Thomas in Houston. Welle is currently president of the Southwestern Division of MENC, the National Association for Music Education, and will serve on the National Executive Board through June 2011 and from July 2012-June 2013. As president of the Texas Music Educators Conference from 2002-04, Welle led the effort to establish the biennial MENC Southwestern Division Symposium for Music Education in Urban and Rural Schools and served as Conference Chair from 2003-07. Welle has served on the Texas board of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). He was elected to the National ASCD Board in 1998 for a four-year term, and served on the Local Arrangements Committee for the 2002 ASCD National Conference in San Antonio.