ArtSmart

Public school's PTA sponsored art appreciation parent-volunteer program.

Designed annual training workshop to recruit adults to learn how to appreciate and talk about art. 
Introduced library art resources. Invited museum art educators to speak.
Curated noteworthy art book collection.
Collaborated with speakers from:
-Museum of Modern Art
-Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
-Yale University Art Gallery
-Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
-The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
among others. 

RULER

Yale RULER Initiative

for social and emotional learning

Library program developer for school district's RULER community outreach committee. 
Broadened the social and emotional learning taught in school into the wider community through public library programs.
Developed supportive programs that included music, literature, history and philosophy for multi-generational auddiences.
Certified by Yale's SEL Strategies in Times of Uncertainty & Stress, CT Cohort.

Outreach

Early Childhood Literacy Outreach

Reestablished public library's early literacy outreach program. Brought early literacy story times to local preschools. Designed and executed an Annual Preschool Self-Portrait  Reception and Exhibit in honor of the Week of the Young Child sponsored by the National Association of Education for Young Children (NAEYC). Hundreds of children participated each year resulting in a much anticipated annual event for families to visit the Library to celebrate the collaboration between the Library and the nursery schools.

Ukulele Meetups

 Library Ukulele Meetup

Established a monthly Ukulele Meetup at the Library for middle/high school students to adults. Purchased ukuleles that circulate as part of the Library of Things. Instructors and participants went on to become professional ukulele teachers in Connecticut, Brooklyn and Manhattan as well as to establish the Connecticut Ukulele Festival. Unique public library program offered free music lessons and circulating instruments. Hundreds participated over the years.
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