Arts Education: FY 2016 Grants Panelists

Art Works I FY - Panel A June 23, 2015

Joan Ashcraft Director of Fine and Performing Arts Tucson Unified School District Tucson, AZ David Dik National Executive Director Young Audiences, Inc. Glen Ridge, NJ   MarDestinee Gutierrez (Layperson) Program Manager for Faculty Diversity and Equity University of California, San Diego San Diego, CA Mark Laycock Professor of Music/Director of Orchestras Wichita State University Wichita, KS Allison Upshaw   Opera Singer Performing Arts Education Consultant Classroom OPERAtunities Forest Home, AL Eugene Watanabe President Gifted Music School Salt Lake City, UT

Art Works I - Panel B July 9, 2015

Yesenia Garcia Herrington Coordinator, Creative Learning Initiative The Austin Independent School District Austin, TX Kimberly Graham Deputy Director, Louisiana A+ Schools George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts Baton Rouge, LA Jack Mitchell Secondary Arts Consultant and Career Technical Education Arts Consultant California Department of Education Carmichael, CA Kimberly Sias Actress Managing Director, All-City Arts Cleveland Metropolitan School District Cleveland Heights, OH Carmaletta Williams (Layperson) Professor Emeritus, English and African American Studies Johnson County Community College Grandview, MO James Wolfe Arts in Education Coordinator West Virginia Division of Culture and History Charleston, WV

Art Works I  – Panel C July 16, 2015

Mary E. Cannon Program Director, West End Performing Arts Center Fulton County Department of Arts & Culture Atlanta, GA Erika CM Hawthorne Executive Assistant to the Executive Director DC Trust Silver Spring, MD Ken Lockette (Layperson) Assistant Superintendent Avonworth School District Mars, PA Dain Olsen Media Arts Instructor Media Arts Chair National Coalition for Core Arts Standards Los Angeles, CA Tania Romero Film Artist Audio Video Production Instructor Austin Independent School District Round Rock, TX

Art Works I – Panel D Thursday, July 23, 2015

Jodie Engle Actor Manager, Educational Partnerships and Outreach Ohio History Connection Columbus, OH Darnell Fine Educator, Multicultural Consultancy Coach, Writer Stone Mountain, GA Jochelle Pereňa Teaching Artist and Programs Manager Luna Dance Institute Oakland, CA Michael Remson Composer Executive and Artistic Director AFA (formerly "American Festival for the Arts") Houston, TX Pamela Shepherd (Layperson) Arts Patron, Community Volunteer United Church of Christ Minister Taos, NM Robyne Walker-Murphy Director of Membership Development and Engagement National Guild for Community Arts Education Brooklyn, NY Andrew Watson Artist K-12 Fine Arts Instructional Specialist Alexandria City Public Schools Springfield, VA

Art Works I – Panel E Friday, July 24, 2015

Kai Flores-Emnace Education Program Coordinator Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Los Angeles, CA Jon Hinojosa Visual Artist Artistic/Executive Director SAY Sí San Antonio, TX Wendy Scott (Layperson) President Wendy Scott & Associates, Inc. Raleigh, NC

Art Works I – Panel F Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Jochelle Pereňa Teaching Artist and Programs Manager Luna Dance Institute Oakland, CA Pamela Shepherd (Layperson) Arts Patron, Community Volunteer United Church of Christ Minister Taos, NM Robyne Walker-Murphy Director of Membership Development and Engagement National Guild for Community Arts Education Brooklyn, NY

Art Works II - Panel A November 5, 2015

Krystal Banfield Dean, Berklee City Music Berklee College of Music Jamaica Plain, MA Sarah Beth Gooding Program Coordinator Armstrong Community Music School Austin, TX Frank Heuser Music Education Associate Professor Director, Music Education Program University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA Jeanette McCune Director, DC School and Community Initiatives John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Upper Marlboro, MD Julie Palkowski Fine Arts and Creativity Education Consultant Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Janesville, WI Li Wei (Layperson) Chinese Studies Coordinator, Modern Languages Department Rollins College Winter Park, FL

Art Works II – Panel B November 12, 2015

Natasha Agrawal (Layperson) Elementary School Teacher Trenton New Jersey School District Lawrenceville, NJ Sergio Alonso Ethnomusicologist, Instrumentalist Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano Music Educator San Fernando High School Sylmar, CA Tarah Ortiz Durnbaugh Performance Programs Manager Urban Gateways Performer Joel Hall Dancers Chicago, IL Adrian Holley Choreographer, Performer Dance Educator M&M American Dance Theatre, After School All Stars Henderson, NV Daniel Lewis Freelance teacher, Choreographer, Lecturer President Miami Dance Futures Inc. Miami, FL Anne Pryor State Folklorist, Folk Arts Specialist Wisconsin Arts Board Madison, WI

Art Works II – Panel C December 3, 2015

Jack Lew Dean Emeritus, Visual Communication Division Laguna College of Art and Design Irvine, CA Joseph Polman (Layperson) Professor and Associate Dean for Research, School of Education University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, CO Martin Rayala Chief Academic Officer Design-Lab Schools Wilmington, DE Jennifer Steele Poet, Writer, Educator YOUmedia Partnerships Coordinator Chicago Public Library Chicago, IL Rachel Tso Filmmaker, Lecturer, Consultant Director, STAR School Media Arts Program Lecturer, Department of Communication Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ

Art Works II - Panel D December 4, 2015

Regie Cabico Poet, Theater Artist, Arts Educator Washington, DC Rebecca Cruse Assistant Director South Dakota Arts Council Pierre, SD Mia DeMezza (Layperson) Executive Vice President EarthEcho International Bethesda, MD Erika Lowe Writer, Performer Arts Education Programs Manager Vermont Arts Council Burlington, VT Michael McCarty Storyteller LA Dream Shapers Inglewood, CA Coralee Wilkerson Project Manager State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education Palmyra, PA

Art Works II - Panel E December 9, 2015

Peggy Burt Executive Director California State Summer School Arts Foundation Sierra Madre, CA Melissa Goodwin (Layperson) Innovation Designer CoFounder Sioux Falls, SD Ali Hoefnagel Actor, Teaching Artist Education & Outreach Director About Face Theatre Chicago, IL Anne Kraybill Director of Education and Research in Learning Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Bentonville, AR Magda Martinez   Writer, Vocalist, Educator, Performer Director of Programs Fleisher Art Memorial Philadelphia, PA Andrew Teheran Sculptor, Filmmaker, Polymedia Artist Visual + Media Arts Teacher Newark Public Schools Newark, NJ

Art Works II – Panel F December 17, 2015

Lawrence Carter-Long (Layperson) Public Affairs Specialist National Council on Disability Washington, DC Ruth Mercado-Zizzo Boston Public Schools Arts Expansion Director EdVestors Quincy, MA Paul Sznewajs Executive Director Ingenuity Chicago, IL Douglas Torres-Edwards Arts Access District Coordinator and AP Social Studies Curriculum Lead Houston Independent School District Houston, TX Barbara Wong   Arts Educator, Administrator Executive Director Providence CityArts for Youth Providence, RI