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To stimulate and nurture collaborative work between teachers and arts education partners, Ingenuity and the CPS Department of Arts Education are excited to present this year’s Arts Education Conference: Collaborating for Quality.

Featured Speakers

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Lara Davis

Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
Arts Education Manager
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Dr. Eve L. Ewing

Sociologist, Essayist, Poet, Educator


Speakers

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Katy

Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Manager of School and Family Programs
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Luo

Fernwood School
visual art teacher
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JC Aevaliotis

Polk Bros Foundation
Program Officer
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Chris Arnold

Deerpath Middle School
Speech & Drama Teacher
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Carlos Ayento

Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy
Director of Music & Bands
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Frank Cademartori

Distinctive Schools
Music Teacher
MC

Mercedes Calcano

Shift: Englewood Youth Orchestra
Head Artist
YC

Yves Chambaz

Gallery 37
Culinary Instructor
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Amanda Chilenski

Rickover Naval Academy
Visual Arts Teacher
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Rachel Claff

Chicago Public Schools
Manager of Professional Learning, Department of Arts Education
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Danny M. Cohen

Unsilence
Founder
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G Shaker Cohlmia

Creative Karma Institute
Yoga Instructor
MC

Marvin Curtis

Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at Indiana University South Bend
Dean
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Heather Davis

Academy of Urban School Leadership (AUSL)
Manager, Curricular Enhancements
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Andrew DeMuro

Guitars Over Guns
Regional Director, Chicago
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Erick Deshaun Dorris

United in Excellence
Co-Founder // Administrator
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Erica Edwards

The Joffrey Ballet
Director of Community Engagement
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Kristin Enright

Art Institute of Chicago
School Programs Educator
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Budway Ferris

Little Kids Rock
Chicago Regional Program Director
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Brenda Fineberg

Foundations of Music
Executive and Creative Director
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Ayriole Frost

Shift:Englewood Youth Orchestra
Executive Director
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Michael San Gabino

WFMT
Associate Producer and Host of Introductions
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Cydne Gillard

WFMT
Producer, Exploring Music
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Paul Gilvary

Little Kids Rock
Chicago Program Specialist
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Pam Glynn

CPS Advanced Arts at Gallery 37
CPS Advanced Arts
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Kelley Gossler

Lincoln Park High School
Director of Banks
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Jack Gruszczynski

Art Institute of Chicago
School Programs Educator
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Kristen Hansel

Auditorium Theatre
Director of Creative Engagement
MH

Mary Haskins

Reinberg Elementary School
Music Teacher
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Paul Hefner

Music Institute of Chicago
New Horizons Band Director
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Graham Hepburn

Quaver Music
Co-Creator // Chief Creative Officer
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Lauren Hogan

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Associate Dean, Continuing Studies - Youth
CH

Chaniece Holmes

Red Clay Dance Company
Dancer
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Kathryn Humphreys

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Director, Education, Youth, & Community Programs
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Laura St. John

Play in a Book
Director | Founder
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Fernando Jones

Columbia College Chicago
Music Faculty
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Sheryl San Juaquin

CPS Teacher
CPS Teacher
DJ

Dr. Jacqueline Kelly-McHale

DePaul University
Associate Professor // Director of Music Education
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Gene Knific

The Voice Lab
Musician/Arts Presenter
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Robin Koelsch

Communities In Schools of Chicago
Director of Partnerships
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Jeremie Lappe

Bernhard Moos School
Art Teacher
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Catherine Lee

Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services, Chicago Public Schools
Manager Instructional Quality
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Emily Leonard

Idea Box Integrated Arts
Owner
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Heather Lindahl

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Sr. Manager, School Partnerships
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Pierre Lockett

Forward Momentum Chicago
Executive Director
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Leslie Luning

Art Encounter
Administrator and Program Support
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Michael Manson

Musical Arts Institute
Executive Director
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Jen Masengarb

Chicago Architecture Foundation
Director of Interpretation & Research
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Rommy Mata

Sherman School of Excellence
Art educator
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Anne McNamee-Keels

Adventure Stage Chicago
Education Manager
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Frank Menzies

William Jones College Prep
Teacher
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Luis Narvaez

Chicago Public Schools
Post-Secondary Manager
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Joe Panganiban

Little Kids Rock
Director of Regional Initiatives
LP

Leo Park

Northside College Prep
Director of Orchestras
JP

Javier Payano

Lane Tech High School
Music Teacher
JP

Jessie Pellowski

Foundations of Music
Program Coordinator // Lead Teaching Artist
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Emely Pérez-García

Chicago Public Schools
Assistant Principal
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Kenneth Phillips

Intonation Music
Education Director
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Joanna Pinsky

Art Encounter
Artistic Director
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Lea Pinsky

Art Encounter
Director of Outreach and Community Programs
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Libby Pokel-Hung

Art Institute of Chicago
Assistant Director for Student & Docent Programs
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Maggie Popadiak

Albany Park Theater Project
Associate Director & Director of School-Based Prog
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Meghan Randolph

Little Kids Rock
Chicago Regional Program Assistant
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Claire Reynes

Mark Twain Elementary School
Art Teacher
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Annie Rezac

Unsilence
Executive Director
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Elizabeth Rice

Goodman Theatre
School Programs Coordinator
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Ross Roadruck

Northwest Middle School
Visual Art Teacher // Lead Arts Liaison
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Bart Roberts

Dickinson Fine Arts Academy
Director of Bands
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Sarah Robinson

Evergreen Academy Middle School
Music Teacher
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John Roseboom

Marine Leadership Academy
Assistant Principal
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Lydia Ross

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Programmer of Education, School and Teacher Programs
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Evan La Ruffa

IPaintMyMind
Executive Director
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Melisa Rutkelis

Hawthrone Scholastic Academy, Chicago Public Schools
Assistant Principal
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Lauren Sale

Writers Theatre
Director of Education
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Evelyn Sanchez

The Joffrey Ballet
Community Engagement Program Coordinator
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Sydney Sidwell

Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
Director of Education and Arts Learning
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Todd Snead

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Director of Learning Programs
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Gina Spears

CPS Teacher
CPS Teacher
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Peter Stover

Chicago Public Schools
Educator
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Stephen Styles

Musical Arts Institute
Program Director
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Linda Swayze

The Joffrey Ballet
Community Engagement Program Supervisor
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Jeff Sweeton

CodeCreate
Founder & Facilitator
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Paul Sznewajs

Ingenuity
Executive Director
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Catherine Tanner

Wildwood School
Arts, Media & Design Teacher
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Pete Tashjian

Percussionist // Educator
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Sharonda Thomas

Network 5
Instructional Support Leader
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M.K. VICTORSON

Chicago Public Schools
Dance Educator, CPS Arts Instruction Specialist
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Jeffrey Waraksa

Department of Arts Education, Chicago Public Schools
Arts Education Manager
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Brian Weddington

Gallery 37
Teaching Artist
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Kevin Wesson

CodeCreate
Educational Puppeteer
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Anna-Claire Whitehead

Noahs Arc Foundation
Executive Director
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MELINDA WILSON

Curie High School/International Award-Winning Teacher/Choreographer
Dance Artistic Director/ Teacher/International Choreographer
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Destine Young

Red Clay Dance Company
Dancer
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Tom Zelle

North Park University
Professor of Music
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Sara Ziglar

Red Clay Dance Company
CEEP Program Manager
BZ

Branislav Zivkovic

Warwick Music, Inc.
President