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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASusan Riley, Arts Integration Specialist & FounderAppears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Susan focuses on teacher professional development in arts integration, Common Core State Standards, 21st century learning skills, and technology. Susan writes about her teaching and leadership ideas on this blog weekly. Additionally, Susan also has written articles for several online magazines, guest authored posts on various professional blogs and has recently authored three books: STEAM PointShake the Sketch: An Arts Integration Workbook and A Vocal Advocate. You can contact Susan directly at: [email protected]



Deirdre Moore, Arts Integration Facilitator – Appears Wednesdays.

Deirdre is a teaching artist and AI coach in the San Diego public schools dedicated to helping classroom teachers make arts an integral part of their teaching. With an MEd in Arts Integration and over twenty years of classroom and performing arts teaching experience she has presented at conferences on Arts Integration in New England and in California. Deirdre is excited to be a part of the EducationCloset community of educators and learners committed to continuing professional development as a blogger and facilitator.  You can catch Deirdre’s insights right here each and every Wednesday and contact her directly at: [email protected]

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Pat KlosPat Klos, Arts Integration Specialist – Appears Mondays.

Pat is an arts integration specialist in Anne Arundel County, MD. Having been a mentor teacher and instructional coach, she passionately believes that integrating the arts is the best approach to teaching: it enriches the classroom environment with art, engages students and motivates learning. Her mission is help all teachers realize that they can teach through the arts with a little know-how.  Pat provides professional development locally, consults and presents on Arts Integration nationally and teaches for the Arts Integration Institute at Towson University.  You can contact Pat direct at [email protected]

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So there you have it!  You’ll now be able to receive valuable Arts Integration strategies, innovative resources, and technology tools each day of the week here on EducationCloset.   You won’t want to miss all that we have in store for you in this new journey!  Make sure you stay in touch with the latest updates through our monthly newsletter and never miss a minute of what this fantastic team can bring to your teaching and leading toolkit!


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