Recent Grants

Arts Education: FY 2009 Grants Panelists

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth, #1A (Dance)
September 18-19, 2008

Carmen Boston
Arts Education Manager
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
Washington, DC

Sara Lee Gibb
Dean, College of Health and Human Performance and Professor of Dance
Brigham Young University
Orem, UT

Marcia A. McCaffrey
Dancer, Arts Consultant, Bureau of Accountability and School Improvement 
New Hampshire Department of Education
Contoocook, NH

Barry Oreck
Arts Education Consultant
Director, Professional Development
Schoolwide Enrichment Model
Brooklyn, NY

Ebon Craig Williams (Layperson) 
Director, International Programs
Northwest School
Seattle, WA

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth, #1B (Dance)
September 19, 2008

Carmen Boston
Arts Education Manager
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
Washington, DC

Sara Lee Gibb
Dean, College of Health and Human Performance and Professor of Dance
Brigham Young University
Orem, UT

Marcia A. Mccaffrey
Dancer, Arts Consultant, Bureau of Accountability and School Improvement 
New Hampshire Department of Education
Contoocook, NH

Ebon Craig Williams (Layperson) 
Director, International Programs
Northwest School
Seattle, WA

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth, #2A (Literature, Musical Theater,  Theater)
September 22-25, 2008

Odelle Bowman
Actor/Director, Storyteller
Executive Director
A Company of Girls
Lewiston, ME

Kwame Dawes
Playwright, Author, Professor of English
University of South Carolina
Elgin, SC

Amy Frimpong
Senior Program Officer
Minnesota State Arts Board 
Woodbury, MN

Marcella Kearns
Actor, Education Director
Milwaukee Shakespeare
Cudahy, WI

Mary Liniger
Director of Education Services
VSA arts
Bethesda, MD

David Mahaley (Layperson)
Principal
Franklin Academy High School 
Wake Forest, NC

Jose Mercado
Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre, Film & Video Production, 
University of Colorado-Denver
Denver, CO

Chike Nwoffiah
Theater Director and Filmmaker
Oriki Theater
Stockton, CA

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth, #2B (Literature, Musical Theater, & Theater)
September 25, 2008

Odelle Bowman
Actor/Director, Storyteller
Executive Director
A Company of Girls
Lewiston, ME

Kwame Dawes
Playwright, Author, Professor of English
University of South Carolina
Elgin, SC

Amy Frimpong
Senior Program Officer
Minnesota State Arts Board 
Woodbury, MN

Marcella Kearns
Actor, Education Director
Milwaukee Shakespeare
Cudahy, WI

David Mahaley (Layperson)
Principal
Franklin Academy High School 
Wake Forest, NC

Jose Mercado
Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre, Film & Video Production, 
University of Colorado-Denver
Denver, CO

Chike Nwoffiah
Theater Director and Filmmaker
Oriki Theater
Stockton, CA

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth, Panel #3 (Folk & Traditional Arts)
October 3, 2008

Amanda Dargan 
Education Director
City Lore
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

Luvenia George
Ethnomusicologist; Music Educator
Washington, DC

Rod Liimatainen (Layperson) 
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Chassell, MI

Tong Soon Lee
Associate Professor, Musicology/Ethnomusicology
Emory University
Alpharetta, GA

Gilbert Velez 
Professional Mariachi Musician and Music Educator
Green Valley, AZ

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth, #4 (Media Arts) 
October 14-15, 2008

Tom Hansell
Documentary Filmmaker
Appalshop, Inc.
Creston, NC

Adriana Katzew
Visual Artist; Director, Art Education Program
Assistant Professor, Art Department
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT

Jack Lew
Manager, Global Art Talent Resources
Electronic Arts
Orlando, FL

Nancy Norwood
Media Arts Instructor
Perpich Center for Arts Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Saul Rockman (Layperson)
President
Rockman et al 
San Francisco, CA

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth, #5A (Music & Opera) 
October 21-24, 2008

Michael Cerveris
Program Associate
Arts Education Collaborative
Pittsburgh, PA

Gary Gibbs 
Executive Director
Texas Commission on the Arts
Austin, TX

Manon Gimlett
Singer, Arts Administrator
MacPhail Center for Music
Minneapolis, MN

Frank Heuser 
Associate Professor of Music
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Myran Parker-Brass
Singer, Director of Education and Community Programs
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Shrewsbury, MA

René Singleton 
Music Educator, Singer
Louisiana Sinfonietta
Baton Rouge, LA

Paul Thompson 
Composer, Principal
Urban Assembly School of Music and Art 
Brooklyn, NY

Peggy Wise   (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Winnetka, IL

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth, #5B (Music & Opera) 
October 24, 2008

Michael Cerveris
Program Associate
Arts Education Collaborative
Pittsburgh, PA

Gary Gibbs 
Executive Director
Texas Commission on the Arts
Austin, TX

René Singleton 
Music Educator, Singer
Louisiana Sinfonietta
Baton Rouge, LA

Paul Thompson 
Composer, Principal
Urban Assembly School of Music and Art 
Brooklyn, NY

Peggy Wise   (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Winnetka, IL

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth, #5C (Music & Opera) 
October 24, 2008

Michael Cerveris
Program Associate
Arts Education Collaborative
Pittsburgh, PA

Gary Gibbs 
Executive Director
Texas Commission on the Arts
Austin, TX

René Singleton 
Music Educator, Singer
Louisiana Sinfonietta
Baton Rouge, LA

Peggy Wise   (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Winnetka, IL

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth #6A (Design, Museums, & Visual Arts) 
November 5-7, 2008

Dana Baldwin
Director of Education
Portland Museum of Art
Portland, ME

Dawn Boyd
Visual Artist and Co-Owner
Dawn and Irvin Art, LLC 
Denver, CO

Meredith Davis
Professor and Director of Graduate Programs
Department of Graphic Design, School of Design 
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

Scott Lundius
Director of Education
Marwen
Chicago, IL

Stephen Marc
Visual Artist and Professor of Art
Herberger College of the Arts
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ

Paul Ruther
Manager of Teacher Programs 
The Phillips Collection
Takoma Park, MD

Robyn Travers (Layperson)
Classroom Educator
Windward Upper School
Mamaroneck, NY

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth #6B (Design, Museums, & Visual Arts) 
November 7, 2008

Dana Baldwin
Director of Education
Portland Museum of Art
Portland, ME

Dawn Boyd
Visual Artist and Co-Owner
Dawn and Irvin Art, LLC 
Denver, CO

Meredith Davis
Professor and Director of Graduate Programs
Department of Graphic Design, School of Design 
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

Stephen Marc
Visual Artist and Professor of Art
Herberger College of the Arts
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ

Robyn Travers (Layperson)
Classroom Educator
Windward Upper School
Mamaroneck, NY

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth, #7A (Locals & Presenting)
December 2-5, 2008

Anne Alston
Education & Communities Manager 
Nebraska Arts Council
Omaha, NE

Norman Brown (Layperson)
Uniserv Director
Virginia Beach Education Association
Newark, DE

Minuette Floyd
Associate Professor 
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC

Tatiana Gant
Director of Arts Education 
Illinois Arts Council
Chicago, IL

Brandon Gryde
Director of Communications
Youth Service America
Alexandria, VA

Clarivel Ruiz
Producer, Director, Screenwriter
Director of Youth Programs 
Downtown Community Television
Bronx, NY

Lynn Tuttle
Arts Education Specialist
Arizona Department of Education
Phoenix, AZ

Rodney Van Valkenburg
Director of Arts Education
Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga
Signal Mountain, TN

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth, #7B (Locals & Presenting)
December 5, 2008

Norman Brown (Layperson)
Uniserv Director
Virginia Beach Education Association
Newark, DE

Minuette Floyd
Associate Professor 
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC

Brandon Gryde
Director of Communications
Youth Service America
Alexandria, VA

Lynn Tuttle
Arts Education Specialist
Arizona Department of Education
Phoenix, AZ

Rodney Van Valkenburg
Director of Arts Education
Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga
Signal Mountain, TN

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Panel B2
May 27, 2009

Paulette Coleman (Layperson) 
Consultant
Strategic Alternatives International
Nashville, TN

Frank Heuser
Associate Professor, Music Education
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Dale Schmid
Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator
New Jersey State Department of Education
Philadelphia, PA

Lynn Tuttle
Director of Arts Education
Arizona Department of Education
Phoenix, AZ

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Application Readers 
(Readers who did not also serve as panelists)

Jean T. Irwin 
Arts Education Manager 
Utah Arts Council 
Salt Lake City, UT

Paul A. Sproll 
Professor & Head
Department of Teaching + Learning in Art + Design 
Rhode Island School of Design 
Providence, RI