Rock Ridge High School Recognized as a Premier Community for Theatre Education by the Educational Theatre Association


Rock Ridge High School recently received the designation of Premier Community for Theatre Education by the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) for its commitment to theatre education. Rock Ridge High School was one of 25 schools nationwide to receive this designation, and the only school in the state of Virginia.

Tony Cimino-Johnson, Rock Ridge Theatre Teacher and Producing Artistic Director, explained, “It is because of the leadership of [Rock Ridge High School] Principal Duellman that allows us to create and innovate, while providing the best possible theatre education for our students. We are honored to be among the first 25 schools designated as Premier Community for Theatre Education.” 


Rooted in EdTA’s Opportunity to Learn Standards for Theatre Education, the Premier Community for Theatre Education distinction is awarded to schools and districts that provide teachers and students with the resources to achieve at or above the standard as suggested by the National Core Arts Standards in Theatre. The Premier Communities for Theatre Education distinction is awarded on a rolling basis for three-year terms. This year’s distinction is for 2022-2025.





Published April 28, 2023