December 21, 2018

New York City Arts In Education Roundtable Announces New Managing Director

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NEW YORK, NY – The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has appointed Kimberly Olsen as Managing Director. Olsen is a teaching artist, director, arts administrator, arts-integration consultant, and NYS-certified special education teacher. She has worked in arts education for more than nine years, with five of those years spent in New York City.

Olsen has been on staff with the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable since September 2017, first serving as Face to Face Conference Manager for the 25th Anniversary Conference and most recently stepping in as Interim Managing Director. She has had a prolific career as a teaching artist working in over 30+ schools across the tri-state area with organizations like New York City Center, ArtsConnection, Queens Theatre, and McCarter Theatre Center. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Childhood & Special Education from the State University of New York Geneseo and a Masters of Science in Educational Theatre from the City College of New York.

“The Board of Directors has been continually impressed by Ms. Olsen’s keen leadership strategies, extraordinary skills in marketing and social media, and her natural capacity for organizing systems and protocols. Her extensive background as an artist, educator, and administrator make her the perfect choice for our new Managing Director,” said Jennifer DiBella, Co-Chair of the Roundtable’s Board of Directors. “Everyone at the Roundtable knows that she will bring her experience and positive energy to help us continue to meet the professional development and networking needs of arts education practitioners throughout NYC and beyond.”

She is thrilled to continue working with the Roundtable in this increased capacity and hopes to create more professional development opportunities for the 1,000 plus educators, administrators, and advocates that come in contact with the Roundtable each year.

About the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable

The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable improves, advances, and advocates for arts education in New York City. We are a community of organizations and individuals that shares information, provides professional development, and communicates with the public to promote our work in schools and beyond. Founded in 1992, the Roundtable produces a major annual conference, Face to Face; monthly professional development programs; a destination website; and other activities, in addition to ongoing advocacy and communications efforts for over 1,000 individuals and member organizations.

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