NMWA & Partners

The National Museum of Women in the Arts developed the ABC curriculum in partnership with the Albuquerque Public Schools in Albuquerque, New Mexico; the Arlington Public Schools in Arlington, Virginia; and the Albuquerque Museum of Art in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

For Teachers Connect: Distance Learning in the Arts, the museum partnered with the Albuquerque Public Schools in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the Pascagoula Public Schools in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

Research for ABC and Teachers Connect was performed by Dr. Robert Lissitz, Professor and Director of the Maryland Assessment Research Center for Education Success at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Dr. Melissa Fein, consultant with Transpersonal Talent Development, LLC, and affiliated assistant professor, University of Maryland, College Park.

Dr. Robert Lissitz

Dr. Melissa Fein

Project Managers
Kathleen Anderson
Teachers Connect: Distance Learning in the Arts

Katherine Glennon
Art, Books, and Creativity

NMWA Staff
Anna Allegro
Associate Educator

Elissa Favero
Education Assistant and Teachers Connect Project Coordinator

Deborah Gaston
Director of Education

Katherine Glennon
Project Manager

Amanda Gordon
Project Coordinator

Elizabeth Keaney
Assistant Educator

Harriet McNamee
Curator of Education (retired)

We would like to acknowledge the following educators who generously gave their time and expertise to the development of the ABC curriculum:

Albuquerque Public Schools
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Fine Arts Department

Janet Kahn
Instructional Manager

Kathleen Anderson
Art Resource Teacher

Dr. Rosemary Fessinger
Music Resource Teacher
Teachers Connect Literacy Specialist

Denise Rudd
Art Resource Teacher
Teachers Connect Site Coordinator

Special thanks to APS Fine Arts Department for its contributions to the revised sculpture project in Lesson 7.

Classroom Teachers
Pat Baskin*
Nicole Carter +
Karen Casaus +
Lisa Chavez*
Julie Crocker +
Jane Davalos* +
Cindy DeArmond +
Tracy Dickinson*
Monica Dimas +
Michelle Felis +
Janelle Fernandez +
Linda Friedenstein*
Cathy Jordan +
Cecilia Kamman*
Stephanie Kasprzak +
Patricia Kincaid +
Diane Lawson +
Angela Lucero +
Jeff Maloney*
Connie Martinez* +
Kathy Maxwell +
Tee McDougal*
Patricia McPheron*
Gwen Mosley*
Candace O’Hearn*
Mr. Ortiz*
Dora Paiz*
Israel Perdomo*
Nichole Peters* +
Alexis Pino*
Velia Raff*
Marie Rendon*
Barbara Rohring*
Mary Ann Romero*
Jackie Russo* +
Mariá Rutkowsky*
Kathie Salgado*
Lawrence Sanchez*
Sandy Savala +
Karen Schoepke +
Marcia Scott +
Alicia Searcy*
Steffani Talley*
Lucia Tena*
Cecelia Torres +
Norma Trujillo*
Jennie Vigil*

*   ABC participant
+ Teachers Connect participant

Arlington Public Schools
Arlington, Virginia
Arts Education Department

Pam Farrell
Arts Education Specialist

Carol Erion
Arts Education Supervisor

Art Teachers
Elizabeth Ashley
Robyn Doyle
Colleen Flaherty
Faylinda Kodis
Stacey Lewis
Michele Mautawalli
Rebecca Miller
Tisha Myers
Veronica Perez
Sandra Phaup
Marel Sitron
Harry Strasburger
Ruth Streeter
Gwenn Zaberer

Pascagoula Public Schools
Pascagoula, Mississippi

Belinda Dammen
Assistant Superintendent

Ann Parrish
Elementary Curriculum Specialist (retired)
Site Co-coordinator

Jane Moore Pickett
Elementary Curriculum Specialist
Site Co-coordinator

Classroom Teachers
Debbie Bosarge
Michelle Byrd
LaToya Fortenberry
Cecile Foster
Marsha Gandy
Charlene Hooks
Jade Hudson
Beverly Brown Hudson
Christine Lachaussee
Patricia Lombard
Tammy McGarity
Teresa Mowdy
Wanda Pinkerton
Christi Pitts
Donna Rivers
Barbara Salley
Kim Tillman
Cynthia Waltman
Keyla Young

Teaching Artists and Writers
Maria Barbosa

Carol Barton

Adjoa Burrowes

Betsy James

Joy Jones

Karen McSorley

Eleanor Schick

Mary Sundstrom

Reading Specialist (ABC)
Michelle Trexler
Resource Teacher
Elementary Language Arts/Social Studies
Howard County Public School System
Howard County, Maryland

Curriculum Design
Zamore Design

ABC Interactive Design
CogApp, Inc.

Website Design

The contents of the ABC curriculum, Teachers Connect resources, and this website were developed under two grants from the U.S. Department of Education. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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