Propel McKeesport Arts Educator Brad Gentile is this year’s recipient of the Roy A. Hunt Foundation Award for Commitment to Education in the Arts and Humanities.
Each year the award is presented to a teacher who has successfully integrated the arts and humanities into their classroom and has participated in the Fricks educations programs.
Mr. Gentile has been with Propel McKeesport since the school opened 15 years ago. He brings his love of art into the classroom and believes in a holistic approach to arts education.
“The partnership with the Frick is really about exposing our kids to the educational programs the Frick provides; it will allow us to have the money to give the kids more experiences,” said Gentile. “I want the kids to think, be exposed to other cultures and know about the world” he explained.
The award includes $3,000 for students to participate in future field trips and enrichment activities.