Tricia Erickson is an art educator and "design thinking" enthusiast. A twelve-year veteran, she currently teaches at Northview High School. She is also an enrollment instructor for Kendall College of Art & Design. She volunteers for the Michigan Art Education Association serving in many roles.
Teacher Institutes Educator, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Phoebe Hillemann is the Teacher Institutes Educator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Since joining the Museum in 2011, she has worked in various capacities engaging adult and youth audiences. She currently manages the Summer Institutes: Teaching the Humanities through Art, annual week-long professional development institutes for a national audience of social studies and English teachers. In 2015, she successfully developed an advanced-level teacher institute on contemporary art, and is currently developing an institute on art and inquiry for summer 2017. Phoebe has a B.A. in art history from Kenyon College, and an M.S. Ed. in Leadership in Museum Education from Bank Street Graduate School of Education.
Project Manager, National Coalition for Core Arts Standards
Cory Wilkerson is a freelance education consultant in standards-based arts instruction and assessment, who currently serves as project manager for the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards. Wilkerson served as co-facilitator with Pam Paulson of the Perpich Center for the Arts during the pilot of the National Media Arts Standards and is a member of the NCCAS National Media Arts Committee which facilitated the writing of the 2014 National Media Arts Standards.
Steve Harryman is an award-winning filmmaker and art education advocate. His cinematic work has appeared most recently in the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie “Away & Back" and earlier this year, his art-based film “The Last Lesson" was awarded top honors in the 37th Annual Telly Awards. In making “The Last Lesson" Steve rediscovered his once-lost love for art and is now focused on being an advocate for K-12 art education through film and video.
Dr. Elizabeth K. Eder
Head of Education, Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Dr. Elizabeth K. Eder has been Head of Education at the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery since 2013. She has responsibility for the overall planning, direction and management of education programs and activities for docents and volunteers, K-12 learning, online education, visitor experience, and museum-wide audience research and evaluation. She previously served as Assistant Chair of National Education Partnerships at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Assistant Director of Professional Education at the American Association of Museums, Head of School and Teacher Programs at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, and Lecturer in the Education Division at the National Gallery of Art. She is the lead author of the chapter “Visitor-Centered Exhibition Design: Theory into Practice” in Visitor-Centered Exhibitions and Edu-Curation in Art Museums (to be published 2017), author of Constructing Opportunity: American Women Educators in Early Meiji Japan (2003) and co-editor and author of Hidden Messages: Instructional Materials for Investigating Culture (1998), as well as numerous articles on art and historical topics in juried publications. She is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and an invited lecturer at museums and universities. She holds a masters in museum education from George Washington University and a doctorate in social foundations of education (history) from the University of Maryland College Park. Dr. Eder has taught at the University of Maryland College Park and Millersville University in Pennsylvania and is currently on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University Master's Program in Museum Studies.
Andrew Teheran, MFA
Art Educator, East Side High School, Newark, NJ
Andrew Teheran is a New Jersey based sculptor, educator, filmmaker, and media artist. He was born in New York City to parents of Colombian and Finnish descent. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Art History from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He went on to study sculpture and art education at Montclair State University where he earned his teaching credentials, and has received his MFA in Creative Practice with Transart Institute in Berlin, Germany. Teheran has been teaching at East Side High School in New Jersey’s Newark Public School district for twenty years. Within the district and throughout the state, he has been recognized for his work in arts education. In 2009 Andrew received the Apple Computer Distinguished Educator Award. His pedagogical career continues at East Side, where he created and developed its award-winning, internationally recognized Media Arts Magnet Program. Teheran currently serves as a grant review panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and as a member of the board of directors for Newark's City Without Walls Gallery, in addition to his sculptural, film, media, and educational work.
Learning Initiatives Specialist, Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
In 2011, Ashley Naranjo joined the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access as a Learning Initiatives Specialist. There, she develops and implements online interactive learning experiences for both educators and students. Before coming to the Smithsonian, Ms. Naranjo worked in education in both formal and informal learning spaces: as an ESOL instructor, middle school substitute teacher and a summer programs assistant director for Congressional Schools of Virginia. She holds a B.A. in Human Development (Developmental Psychology) from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, where she was a research assistant and independent study student in the Laboratory of Thinking, Learning & Cognition in the Arts. She is currently pursuing a M.Ed. in Learning Design and Technology from the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California.
Media Arts Art Educator, Adjunct Instructor, Harrisburg Area Community College, PA
Robb Bomboy is a media arts teacher from Boiling Springs, Pennsylvannia. He was a pilot team member for the Media Arts Model Cornerstone Assessments and provided the National Coalition of Core Arts Standards with student examples for benchmarking. He earned his BSAE at Mansfield University and his MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities at Penn State University. He teaches Film, Digital Modeling, and Animation at Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg, and has taught K-12 art. Bomboy is an online course developer and adjunct instructor of Humanities, both in person and online, at Harrisburg Area Community College in Harrisburg. He is a Regional Representative for the Pennsylvania Art Education Association. Within PAEA, he is the Pennsylvania Youth Art Month Chairman and the 2018 State Conference Co-Chair. Bomboy’s artwork is exhibited at Metropolis Collective in Mechanicsburg. He creates wood sculpture, photography, film, and 3D printed sculpture.