INSIDE THE INSTITUTE

About Us

We help K-12 educators teach their content in and through the arts. So you can reach every child, every day.

Our Mission and Goal

Our mission is supporting teachers, leaders, and artists using arts integration and STEAM education through world-class, comprehensive professional development and resources.

Our goal is to impact 10,000 students in the next 5 years in and through the arts.

Here’s how we can help:

Online, Self-Paced Courses

Earn 25 PD hours and 2.5 CEUs with each of these courses for arts integration and STEAM.

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On-Demand Conferences

Get the benefits of a conference experience without the hassle or expense of a traditional event.

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Membership

Become a member and receive access to our entire suite of courses, conferences and monthly trainings.

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Certification

Become an arts integration specialist. Earn your Arts Integration Certification in just one year.

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Meet our Team

We are a group of extraordinary educators who are passionate about the power of arts integration and STEAM.  Click on any team member to view their information.

SUSAN RILEY

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

KEVIN RILEY

Chief Operating Officer

TYPHANI HARRIS

Executive Director of Academic Affairs

JAIME PATTERSON

Executive Director of Creative Affairs

HOLLY VALENTINE

Director of Curriculum

STACEY QUILLEN

Director of Client Support & Registrar

AMANDA KOONLABA

Content Producer & Coach

SHAWNA LONGO

Certification Coach

EVELYN MARIANO

Certification Coach

AMY TRAGGIANESE

Certification Coach

DYAN BRANSTETTER

Content Editor

KYLE BROWNE

Content Producer

JAMIE HIPP

Content Producer & Podcast Host

JACIE MASLYK

Content Producer

DOLPH PETRIS

Content Producer

ALYSSA PILARCIK

Content Producer

JUSTIN RIDDLE

Content Producer

BARBARA SANDSTROM

Content Producer

MICHELLE SIMMONS

Content Producer

Meet our Team

We are a group of extraordinary educators who are passionate about the power of arts integration and STEAM.  Click on any team member to view their information.

SUSAN RILEY

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

KEVIN RILEY

Chief Operating Officer

TYPHANI HARRIS

Executive Director of Academic Affairs

JAIME PATTERSON

Executive Director of Creative Affairs

HOLLY VALENTINE

Director of Curriculum

STACEY QUILLEN

Director of Client Support & Registrar

AMANDA KOONLABA

Content Producer & Coach

SHAWNA LONGO

Certification Coach

EVELYN MARIANO

Certification Coach

AMY TRAGGIANESE

Certification Coach

DYAN BRANSTETTER

Content Editor

KYLE BROWNE

Content Producer

JAMIE HIPP

Content Producer & Podcast Host

JACIE MASLYK

Content Producer

DOLPH PETRIS

Content Producer

ALYSSA PILARCIK

Content Producer

JUSTIN RIDDLE

Content Producer

BARBARA SANDSTROM

Content Producer

MICHELLE SIMMONS

Content Producer

OUR CORE

Values

These are the guiding principles for our entire organization.

From how we communicate, to the products and services we provide, these are central to all that we are. 

Creativity is Key

The world is a big place.  Creativity is the fingerprint of the human spirit, which gives us all a unique and personal way of relating to this world of ours. This should be embraced and cultivated, both in and out of the school house.

We are Better Together

Collaboration, sharing and connecting help us all, and in the end, help our students.  We don’t believe in going through life with a closed fist.  As Maya Angelou so famously stated, “You can’t use up creativity” and as we often remind ourselves, “there’s more where that came from”.  We are passionate about honoring intellectual property, as well as in sharing for the better good whenever we can.  And we wholeheartedly believe that these two things can co-exist.

Upward Spirals Only

There’s enough negativity in the world – there’s no need to feed into it.  We are positive people who work tirelessly to solve problems and raise up what is good.  That doesn’t mean that we’re all shiny unicorns and rainbows.  But it DOES mean that we are professional, kind, humble and look for ways up and over the challenges that face us.  If you do not fit those attributes, please move on.  We do not tolerate or feed the trolls.

Integrity Matters

There is nothing as powerful as your word.  We value the trust and collaboration of our community and it is important to us that we live up to our core principles.  That means that we will go above and beyond to ensure what we produce is of the highest value and best quality.  It also means that we respect and value all teachers, no matter their backgrounds, content areas, or perspectives. 

Serve First

We approach our work with a servant’s heart.  We are here to support K-12 teachers in successfully integrating the arts in a way that maintains the authenticity of all content areas, while showcasing the intrinsic value of the arts themselves.  We work hard to provide materials and resources (free AND paid) that will help save you time and lead you to greater joy and success in the classroom.  It is our pleasure to help you!

FURTHERING THE MISSION

Thought Leadership

We’re honored to have been featured by some of the foremost organizations, districts, and news outlets in education.

Our goal is simple: to continue to advocate for the power of the arts as a means for reaching and teaching all students. 

LIVING OUR VALUES

Giving Back

10% of our annual profit is donated back into classrooms using arts integration and STEAM.

This happens through Donor’s Choose projects, scholarships to our programs, and targeted grants throughout the year.

With every purchase you make through our organization, you’re directly impacting the work of teachers.

Get in Touch

We’re here to support you in any way we can.

US MAIL

The Vision Board, LLC

6 E. Green Street

Westminster, MD 21157

CALL/TEXT

443-821-1089

EMAIL

[email protected]