Arlington Public Schools staff earned several recognitions for their work in theater arts.
Yorktown Theater, under the direction of Carol Cadby, received the Educational Theatre Association's Outstanding School Award for the 2015-16 school year. The award is given annually to a maximum of 12 high schools with theatre programs that exemplify and promote high standards in educational theatre.
In addition, the Arlington chapter of the American Association of University Women APS staff with the group's Advancement of the Arts in Arlington Award. The winners included:
- Elizabeth Campbell Award for Advancement of the Arts in Arlington Award, $1,000: Yorktown Theater Arts, Carol Cadby, Director
- Excellence in Middle School, $750: Kenmore Middle School Arts Program, Jeff Wilson, Art Teacher
- Educator of the Year, $500: Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, Connie Skelton
- Notable Achievement in the Arts, $250: Yorktown Band Director Brian Bersh