Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
Susanne Burgess is the music specialist at Solvang Elementary School in Solvang, California. She previously was director of music at the Southeast Center for Education in the Arts. She has worked with all age groups from newborn to college, teaching general and choral music in public and private schools, conservatories, and community organizations.
Scott Rosenow is the director of the Southeast Institute for Education in Theatre at the Southeast Center for Education in the Arts. He has taught and directed theatre at the elementary school, middle school, high school, and university levels.
Project Collaborators With SCEA
Kathy DeJean is the dance specialist at Lusher Alternative Elementary and Middle Schools in New Orleans, Louisiana. She has taught, danced, and choreographed in schools and professional dance companies in the United States and Europe.
Ann Rowson Love is the education director at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, Louisiana. She previously was director of visual art at the Southeast Center for Education in the Arts and is a museum educator.
Hazel Lucas is a curriculum coordinator at Browns Mill Elementary School in Lithonia, Georgia. She previously taught fifth-grade social studies there, and has given workshops in visual art education in the United States and China.
Classroom demonstrations were filmed at:
Browns Mill Elementary School, Lithonia, Georgia
Lusher Alternative Elementary School, New Orleans, Louisiana
Wallace A. Smith Elementary School, Ooltewah, Tennessee
Learner Teams in the Workshop Programs
Stephanie Ellison has taught fourth grade at Drew Model Elementary School since 2000. Her collaboration with a local Arlington theatre group and the school art and music staff has helped her make Virginia history especially exciting for her students. Prior to joining the school district, Ellison taught fifth and sixth grades in Moreno Valley, California, and Moses Lake, Washington. She holds a bachelors degree in elementary education and a masters degree in reading from Central Washington University.
Walter McKenzie is Drews instructional technology coordinator and a veteran classroom teacher of 14 years. His professional interests include curriculum integration, multiple intelligences, and the arts. His book, Multiple Intelligences and Instructional Technology: A Manual for the Mind, was published by the International Society for Technology in Education in May 2002.
Angela Snead has taught kindergarten and preschool at Drew Model School since 1999. Since the start of her career, she has collaborated with colleagues to integrate the arts into her teaching. Snead holds a bachelors degree in liberal arts and a masters degree in education from Marymount University.
Connie Usova has worked as a visual art teacher at Drew Model School since 1990. She received her undergraduate degree from Carlow College and, in addition to graduate coursework at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, earned a masters degree in education at George Mason University. She brought to Drew 15 years of experience in arts education, including work at a highly diverse, inner-city school outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; a private school in Charleston, South Carolina; and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
From Kingsbury Elementary School, Memphis, Tennessee
Lokita Glover has been a third-grade teacher in the Memphis City Schools since 1996. She earned her bachelors degree in education at the University of Memphis.
Thomas Raphael is an Orff music specialist teacher at Kingsbury Elementary. He received his bachelors degree in music education from Syracuse University in 1998. Raphael served as band director in the St. Charles Parish Public School System in New Orleans, Louisiana, before becoming an Orff music teacher and band director at Kingsbury Elementary.
Angela Tillery has been a kindergarten teacher in Memphis city Schools since 1998. She earned her bachelors degree in science from LeMoyne Owen College in Memphis. She currently teaches kindergarten at Kingsbury Elementary.
From Ridgeway Elementary School, White Plains, New York
Monica Bermiss has taught third grade in the White Plains Public Schools since 2000. Previously, she was an elementary school teacher in Harlem, New York, for five years. In addition to academic programs, she has a long history of working with youths, ages six to 19, at a camp in Huguenot, New York.
MaryFrances Perkins is a visual art teacher in the White Plains Public Schools. She has more than 30 years of experience working with both regular and special-needs children of all ages. She has held teaching positions at the Hudson River Museum and with the Board of Cooperative Educational Services. Perkins has worked on summer art projects with the City of White Plains as well as the Youth Bureau. She earned her bachelors degree in art education from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, and masters degree in art therapy from the College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, New York.
Joan Roberts, a second-grade teacher at Ridgeway, has been teaching since the mid-1980s. She has taught in Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, and Ohio. Roberts has a bachelors degree in science from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She served as a building substitute at Ridgeway for more than a year before becoming a full-time teacher there.
Advisors to the Project
Deborah Brzoska is the director of arts education for the Vancouver School District in Vancouver, Washington, which has been recognized by the Presidents Committee on Arts and Humanities as one of nine districts in the nation with exemplary K-12 arts education.
David Diaz Guerrero has been a documentary photographer for more than 30 years. He has been a recipient of a Colorado Humanities and Arts grant, an NEA Collaborative Project grant, and a Colorado Council on the Arts Visual Artist fellowship. He has taught as a visiting artist in several schools in Colorado.
Joseph Juliano Jr. is the director of fine arts for the Hamden Public Schools in Hamden, Connecticut, where he supervises programs in all the arts for grades K-12. In addition, he is president of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education, an association of artists and educators serving young people. He also is on the steering committee of the Arts Education Partnership and is chair of the Interdisciplinary Committee of the Consortium of National Arts Education Associations.
Donald J. Killeen is national program manager of the National Arts Education Consortium, Department of Art Education, Ohio State University. He has more than 20 years experience teaching and administering in higher education settings both in the United States and internationally. From 1997 to 2002, he directed the Transforming Education Through the Arts Challenge, a five-year national education reform initiative designed to link comprehensive arts education with national and local efforts to reform our nations schools.
Sally Nogg, a first-grade teacher at John F. Kennedy Elementary School, Brewster, New York, is an early childhood specialist who has been a classroom teacher for more than 25 years. She began teaching at the secondary level but after six years moved to primary grades. Her teaching experience ranges from living and teaching on Indian reservations in Arizona and New Mexico to working in an inner-city school in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She specializes in diverse populations and developmentally appropriate practices.
Martha Rodriguez-Torres is the principal of P.S. 156, The Waverly School of the Arts, in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York. When she started at Waverly, it was a relatively low-performing school with only 17 percent of the children reading at or above grade level. She made the school into an arts magnet school and improved student performance outcomes.
Vicki Rosenberg is vice president and chief operating officer of the Council of Michigan Foundations. Before taking this position, she was senior program officer with the Getty Grant Program, a subsidiary of the J. Paul Getty Trust, where she managed national programs designed to improve the quality and status of arts education in American public schools.
Wayne Walters is principal of the Frick International Studies Academy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Previously he was assistant principal at Northview Heights Elementary School, where he fostered a music program for inner-city children. He also was an elementary and vocal music teacher at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, also in Pittsburgh.
Stella Yu is associate director of the Mayors Office of Art, Culture, and Film in Denver, Colorado. She has a background in fine arts, arts education, and business and is an accomplished visual artist who spent many years as a visual art specialist teacher.
Video Production and Project Management
Kaye Lavine, project director and series producer
Miriam Lewin, producer
Susan Perlman, associate producer
Gary Bradley, supervising editor
Laura Young, editor
Theresa Liberatore, segment producer
Claudia Mogel, segment producer
Reynelda Muse, workshop host
Jeff Williams, additional editing
David Hogoboom, field camera
Peter Pearce, additional field camera
Carl Anderson, series animation
David Sherman, series theme music
James Krieger, post production sound
Carol Stein, post production supervisor
Print Materials and Web Development
Adam Kernan-Schloss, project team leader
Bonnie Jacob, project manager
Geoff Camphire, production manager, Web and print
Susan Gillespie, production manager, Web and print
Steve Kramer, production editor, Web and print
Sarah Hope Zogby, production editor, Web and print
Mina Habibi, Web and graphic design
Maria Nicklin, series logo, Web and graphic design
Michael Smith, financial officer