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Meet the CAELI Class of 2014!

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Jun 06, 2014

Twenty-five arts leaders from 13 states have been selected to participate in the National Guild’s 2014 Community Arts Education Leadership Institute (CAELI). During the seven-month leadership development program, they will learn from top leadership trainers and nationally-renowned practitioners. Designed and facilitated by Partners in Performance, Inc, the institute—now in its fifth year—includes a five-day seminar at Bryn Mawr College (Philadelphia), advanced assignments, a 350-degree feedback process, and follow-up coaching.  CAELI is made possible with major support from the American Express Foundation.Visit the CAELI Program page to learn more and click here to access a full list of bios.

Our 2014 CAELI Class:

  • Steven Ausbury, Deputy Director, Brooklyn College Community Partnership, Brooklyn, NY
  • Susanne Baker, Director, DePaul Community Music Division, Chicago, IL
  • Natalie Butler, Uptown Academy Director, The People's Music School, Chicago, IL
  • Sue Elliott, Director of Education, Seattle Opera, Queen Anne, WA
  • Linda Fernandez, Manager of Children and Youth Programs, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
  • Zachary Gresham, Education Programs Director, Art League Houston, Houston, TX
  • Rebekah Harkins, Director of Programs & Development, Opus 118 Harlem School of Music, Manhattan, NY
  • Ethan Hecht, Center Director, Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts, Lafayette, CO
  • Valerie Heron-Duranti, Director of Arts and Academic Success, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Amherst, MA
  • Stephen Ingle, Creative Director/Co-Founder, Creative Kids Inc., El Paso, TX
  • Sachiko Isihara, Executive Director, Suzuki School of Newton, Auburndale, MA
  • Stephanie Kluk, Studio Go and Community Enrichment Manager, Art House, Cleveland, OH  
  • Jane Kramer, Executive Director & Founder, Enriching Lives Through Music, Larkspur, CA
  • Greg MacPherson, Senior Director, Programs, Big Thought, Dallas, TX
  • Ruth Mercado-Zizzo, Boston Public Schools Arts Expansion Initiative Director, EdVestors, Boston, MA
  • Tami Miller, Curator, Krasl Art Center, Saint Joseph, MI
  • Melissa Mohr, Director of Education, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA
  • Jose  Ortiz, Student Opportunities & Support Program Coordinator, The Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York, NY 
  • Jill Potter, Director of Programs, Urban Gateways/A.R.T., Chicago, IL
  • Seema Rao, Director, Intergenerational Learning, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Julie Rulyak, Executive Director, Turtle Bay Music School, New York, NY
  • Kwame Scruggs, Executive Director, Alchemy, Inc., Copley, OH
  • Anne Smith, Director of Community Partnerships and Engagement, South Shore Conservatory, Duxbury, MA
  • Sarah Andrew Wilson, Assistant Director of Music Education, Levine School of Music, Washington, DC
  • Katie Ruprecht Wittrock, Arts Integration Specialist, Boys & Girls Club of Central Minnesota, Saint Cloud, MN

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