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Corinth’s Valeria Gulino earns Texas Cultural Trust teaching grant

Valeria Gulino
Valeria Gulino

The Texas Cultural Trust has awarded Corinth Elementary School music teacher Valeria Gulino a first-year teaching grant for arts access, placing her among just 14 educators in the state to receive the award.

Ms. Gulino received a $1,500 grant from the trust, which supports qualified arts education teachers to serve Title 1 communities. The trust exists to support increasing access and awareness for the arts and artists across Texas. It was founded in 1995 following the Texas Legislature’s approval of a cultural endowment fund to provide a permanent funding source for cultural arts in Texas.

Of the 14 grant winners, Ms. Gulino is the only educator in a Denton County school to earn the funding. She graduated cum laude from the University of North Texas in 2020 with a degree in choral and instrumental music and a teaching certification. Ms. Gulino is an accomplished musician herself, having played the flute with the University Band during her time at UNT.

For more information about the Texas Cultural Trust, visit www.txculturaltrust.org.