2021 Arts Schools Network Conference 2021 Arts Schools Network Conference

Speakers

Featured

Peter Souza

author, speaker and freelance photographer

Precious Brady Davis

presenter, performer, teaching artist, keynote speaker, and activist

Kwang-Wu Kim

President
Columbia College Chicago

Speakers

Abigail Harkey

Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy
Arts Director

Adrian Dunn

Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University
Alumni Panelist

Alexandra Oliva

The School of Arts + Enterprise
Director, Outreach + Engagement

Allison Ball

Arts Schools Network
Board Member and Membership Committee Chair

Amber Amerson

Duval Schools
Co Chair Theatre Department

Annette Tanner

Broadway Dreams Foundation
Founder

Barbara Multer-Wellin

Orchestrating Change
Executive Producer/Director

Ben Dicke

Chicago Academy for the Arts
Theatre Department Chair

Bryan Schmidt

Semple Brown
Principal

Bryn Poulton

The Chicago High School for the Arts
Clinical Counselor

Cale Patton

Chicago Public Schools
Instrumental and Vocal Music Teacher

Carise Comstock

Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts)
Superintendent & CEO

Carol Baker

SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities
Director of Outreach and Community Engagement

Caroline Whiddon

Me2/Orchestra 
Executive Director

Carrie Mills

Booker Middle School
VPA Curriculum Leader & Drama Director

Charee Mosby-Holloway

Columbia College Chicago
Director of Student Diversity & Inclusion

Chris Wineman

Semple Brown
Principal
CH

Christine Hopkins

Booker Middle School
Visual & Performing Arts Director, Department Chair

Connie St. John

No Weapon Productions
Founder and President

Denise Davis-Cotton

PAInT Center, University of South Florida
Director

Derek Brinkley

Columbia College Chicago
Assistant Vice President of Undergraduate Admissions

Diane Makas

Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts
Principal

Drew Williams

Utah Arts Academy
Principal

Emily Pressley

Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy
Elementary Assistant Principal

Emily Umbarger

Interlochen
Director of Sustainability & Instructor of Ag Science

Eric Morris

The Chicago High School for the Arts
Dean of Cultural and Climate

Erin Gleason

Chicago Public Schools
Visual Arts Teacher

Fred Peterbark

Enrollment Management & Student Services
Assistant Dean

Gina Buntz

Fine Arts Center
Director of Dance -

Heather McCowen

The ChiArts Foundation
Director of Programs

Irene Liu

Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA)
Science Department Chair

Izzie Claudio

The Chicago Academy for the Arts
12th Grade Student

Jackie Cornelius

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Foundation
Executive Director

Jamari Williams

The Chicago School for the Arts
Student

James Weaver

National Federation of High School State Associations
Director of Performing Arts and Sports

Jana Gautschy

Columbia College Chicago
Alumni Panelist

Jason Patera

Chicago Academy for the Arts
Head of School

Jeff Poulin

Creative Generation
Managing Director

Jennifer Katona

3 Looms
President / Co-Director Immersive Arts Integreation

Jennifer Masone

Cranbury Elementary School
Principal

Jennifer Thomas

SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities
Dean and VP for Arts and Academics

Jessi Meliza

The Chicago Academy for the Arts
Media Arts Department Chair

Jessica Espinoza

Cobb County School District
Fine Arts Professional Learning Specialist

Jewel Baker

Columbia College Chicago
Student

John Lawler

Los Angeles County High School for the Arts
Principal

John Liner 

Morton Ranch Junior High School
Fine Arts Department Chair and Director of Bands

Jordan Campbell

Creative Generation
Director of Research & Learning

Joseph Woodruff

Cobb County, GA
Supervisor of Performing Arts

Karla Rivera

Co-host, Why Change Podcast
Creative Generation

Kim Wilson

Winthrop University
Director of Arts in Basic Curriculum Project

Kyle Wedberg

New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA)
President and Chief Executive Officer

LaShawn Frost

Booker Middle School
Principal

LaTrice Harrison

International American Medical Mission
Vice President of Development

Laura LaQuaglia

Cobb County School District
Supervisor of Learning Design and Visual Arts

Laurence Kaptain

University of Colorado Denver
Dean of the College of Arts and Media

Laurie Barber

Arts Schools Network
Membership Manager

Lisa VanAusdall

Urban Gateways
Teen Programs Manager

Manuel Reyes

Chicago Public Schools
Music Teacher

Marek Lorenc

Me2/Orchestra 
Musician

Margie Friedman 

Orchestrating Change
Executive Producer/Director

Mark Rivard

Do Rad Things Co. & Stage Culinary
Founder

Markeise Russell 

Chicago Academy for the Arts
Assistant Principal

Mary Filice

Columbia College Chicago
Associate Professor Arts Management

Mary Morten

Morten Group
President

Mary Ellen Newport

Interlochen Arts Academy
Division Director

Matt Woods

Street-Level (a program of Urban Gateways)
Program Director

Matthew Scott

Broadway Dreams Foundation
Creative Education Director

Mindy Ronayne

Interlochen Center for the Arts
Director of Visual Arts

Odell Zeigler 

Booker T. Washington High School (Academy of Visual & Performing Arts)
Choral Director

Pete Castillo

Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy
Executive Principal

Phil Miller

The School of Arts + Enterprise
Artistic Director

Philip Alvy

Arts Integrated
Executive Director

R. Scott Allen

Arts Schools Network
Interim Executive Director

Rachel Moen

Kunsmiller Creative Art Academy
Visual Art Elementary Teacher

Raquel Monroe

Columbia College Chicago
Co-director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,& Associate Professor in Dance

Robert Blandford

Columbia College Chicago
Associate Professor

Rodolfo Morales

Kinder HPVA
Alumni Panelist

Ronald Braunstein

Me2/Orchestra
Music Director

Ruby Miller

Franklin Fine Arts Center
8th Grade Student

Sabrina Mangan

Dawes Elementary
Fine Art Teacher

Sandra Parks

Choate Rosemary Hall
Director of Arts

Scott Malbaurn

Schneider Museum of Art
Executive Director

Scott Rudes

Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
Principal

Scott Walker

Las Vegas Arts Academy
Principal

Shelly Peters

CRANE
Principal

Shirley Delta Blow

Studio School (Northglenn, CO)
aka Stuart Sanks, 3rd Grade Teacher

Susan Newman

school2life
Chief Education Officer

Susan Thornton

Las Vegas Academy of the Arts
Assistant Principal

Tarah Ortiz Durnbaugh

Urban Gateways
Program Director, Education & Engagement

Teren Shaffer

Orange County School of the Arts
President and CEO

Teri Parker Lewis

Fine Arts Center
Theatre Dept Chair

Thomas Schultheis

Teaching Artist 

Thomas J. Kernan

Roosevelt University
Assoc. Prof. of Music History & Honors BMA Program Head

Tia Powell Harris

New York City Center
VP of Education and Community Engagement

Timothy Farson

San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SDSCPA)
Principal

Tina Boyer-Brown

The Chicago High School for the Arts
Artistic Director

Ty’Kira Smalls

Street-Level (a program of Urban Gateways)
Creative Editor

William Kohut

Arts Schools Network
Conference Manager