WEST PALM BEACH — The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts recently hosted 80 Palm Beach County educators for the fifth annual Educator Night, a fun and relaxed evening highlighting the Kravis Center’s 2018-2019 Main Stage Season. The annual event gives teachers the chance to see how the arts can enhance their classroom efforts, while offering them exclusive ticket opportunities and treating them to live performances throughout the evening.

An exciting video for the Kravis 2020: The Future is Now campaign, overviewing the plans for the Kravis Center’s expansion project, was shared with the teachers. In addition, upcoming professional development workshops for teachers through the arts were announced highlighting the very best instructional practices in the field of arts integration.

Teachers attending Educator Night were treated to an exclusive ticket giveaway where more than 50 pairs of tickets for all Kravis on Broadway performances throughout the 2018-19 season were awarded, including those for blockbusters including School of Rock, The Lion King and Waitress.

Special to the Lake Okeechobee News Host, Jill Switzer is with Glade View Elementary School teacher, Sonja Kelly and Kravis Center Director of Education, Tracy Butler.

Educators socialized over wine and hors d’oeuvres and enjoyed a performance by Chris Santiago, a junior at The King’s Academy, who sang “World on a String” and will appear with Jill and Rich Switzer during their Nov. 30-Dec. 1 performances of Saloon Songs: From the Rat Pack to Right Now, to be held in the Kravis Center’s Persson Hall. The Switzers, co-hosts of “The Morning Lounge with Jill and Rich” on Legends 100.3 FM, hosted Educator Night, an annual event free of charge to all Palm Beach County educators.

For more than 26 seasons, the Kravis Center has helped students of all ages fuel their imaginations and expand their lives through comprehensive arts education programs. Since 1992, 2.5 million schoolchildren from Palm Beach, Broward, Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties have visited the Kravis Center, attending performances through the S*T*A*R Series and participating in a wide variety of educational programming. To learn more, please visit