Tracie Dunn and Maura Clarke
Tracie Dunn has taught studio arts at the high school level in Massachusetts' public schools since 2001. Her instructional practices encourage positive interpersonal experiences and substantial learning opportunities through the process of making art. She has also designed arts opportunities for under-served children and families living in New York City, taught in Virginia's Summer Residential Governor's School, and launched "Rivers and Revolutions" at Concord-Carlisle High School. In addition to teaching, Tracie has led Professional Development at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum and continues to explore and improve her professional practices through Art21’s Summer Institute in New York City. Tracie holds a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and an M.A. from New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
Maura Clarke has been working in arts, education and conflict transformation for over twenty years. She has been particularly focused on using writing and theatre as a tool for community development, cultural exchange and generating civic dialogue. She has run writing and theatre programs in the United States and the Middle East, developed arts-based conflict management curriculum and conducted workshops for educators, and trained groups in public narrative, based on Marshall Ganz’s methodology. She received her Ed.M. in Arts in Education from Harvard University Graduate School of Education, her M.A.T. from Tufts University and Shady Hill School Teacher Training Program and her B.A. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.