Arnold Aprill is the Founder and Lead Consultant of the Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE), a network of artists and arts organizations, educators and schools that are dedicated to school improvement through long-term arts education partnerships. He comes from a background in professional theater as an award-winning director, producer and playwright. He is one of the authors of Renaissance in the Classroom: Arts Integration and Meaningful Learning and is a contributor to The Routledge International Handbook of Creative Learning. He consults nationally and internationally on the role of the arts in effective school improvement.

Arnold has been recognized for exceptional leadership by the Chicago Community Trust and by the Leadership for a Changing World initiative supported by the Ford Foundation. His work as CAPE’s lead consultant is documented at, and his work on arts learning assessment is documented at His blog is He is a Fulbright Senior Specialist.

As the guest speaker for the Jan. 22 FAAE Webinar, Arnold will share his expertise in the area of assessing arts integration program results.