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Dale directs the Teaching and Learning area of the Education Department overseeing Distance Learning, Art To Go, and the Teacher Resource Center. She holds an M.A. in Art History from The University of Chicago and a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is the co-author of Japanese Prints Today: Tradition with Innovation and has produced in conjunction with the Distance Learning staff forty-seven videoconference topics.
Kate works with learners of all ages beginning with the very youngest students. Kate also works to develop new family programs based on our collection and special exhibitions. Her background is in both studio art and art history. She received her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University, where she teaches "Law and the Visual Arts."
Kevin is the person behind the scenes during the Distance Learning broadcasts. In addition to producing, Kevin can be found teaching K–6 DL lessons. When he's not performing DL duties, Kevin also constructs and edits videos for the iPad tours. He has a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Baldwin-Wallace Univesity and a minor in Broadcast Communications.
Key Jo is a doctoral candidate in the History of Art and African American Studies departments at Yale University, graduating in December. She has taught extensively both within traditional classrooms as well as in the museum setting. Ms. Lee has held positions at the Yale University Art Gallery as a Wurtele Gallery Teacher and as the Rose Herrick-Jackson Graduate Intern in American Painting and Sculpture. Her research interests include histories and theories of photography, American visual and material culture, performance studies, contemporary African American and transnational art, as well as histories of black visual humor. Key Jo is also an independent curator and has published multiple critical essays on the work of emerging artists.
Cyra Levenson, Director of Education and Academic Affairs at the Cleveland Museum of Art, oversees the interpretation of the collection, ensuring that the museum’s programs foster active, meaningful engagement with art and the surrounding community. Appointed in 2016, she most recently served as Curator of Education and Academic Outreach at the Yale Center for British Art and as Director of the Yale - Smithsonian partnership. Ms. Levenson holds a Master’s degree in Art Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and brings more than two decades of museum and art education experience to the position. She previously held positions at the Rubin Museum of Art, The Heritage School in East Harlem, and the Seattle Art Museum. She is a lecturer in American Studies at Yale University. Her research interests include creativity and cognition, visual literacy and object based teaching. Publications include, “Seeing, Connecting, Writing: Developing Creativity and Narrative Writing in Children” in Handbook of Writing, “Re-presenting Slavery: Underserved Questions in Museum Collections” in Studies in Art Education and “Haptic Blackness: The Double Life of an 18th-century Bust” in British Art Studies.
Arielle teaches students all around the world during video conferences in our Distance Learning program. She has a degree in Art History from Case Western Reserve University, and has been with the education department for over fifteen years.
Karen manages the Art to Go, Art Cart, and Coffee with a Curator programs and works with partner institutions in the community to provide adult continuing education experiences at the museum. Karen has been at CMA since 1998 and holds a Master’s degree in museum education and an undergraduate degree in art and art history.
Stefanie manages administrative aspects for the Community Arts department including its signature programs, Parade the Circle, the Chalk Festival, the Winter Lights Lantern Festival, and Community Festivals. She serves as the liaison between the museum and the Community Arts Studio. Stefanie joined the museum in 2014 and holds a Master’s degree in Arts Administration from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.