Loretta Corbisiero oversees all activities of the (C3)2 project. She works closely with the grant’s educators, artists, evaluators and support staff, sharing her passion for arts education and ensuring that all activities align with the grant’s purpose, timeframe and budget. She also interfaces with school district administrators, keeping them informed of the project’s progress. In addition, Ms. Corbisiero is working to make sure the lessons learned during the grant project are sustainable by participating classroom teachers and artists in the future.
Ms. Corbisiero has an extensive background in arts education. In addition to being the (C3)2 project director, she is currently administrative coordinator of Eastern Suffolk BOCES Arts-in-Education, supervising the Arts-in-Ed and Exploratory Enrichment programs for school districts throughout Suffolk County. Her previous experiences include being the chairperson of the Art Department of Sachem Central School District, one of the largest school districts in New York State. She is also a former adjunct professor of Art Education and director of Arts Enrichment at Dowling College. As adjunct professor, Ms. Corbisiero developed curriculum, wrote the syllabi and taught the Art Education Methods Seminar, Art History courses and the Graduate Study Abroad Studio.
In addition, Ms. Corbisiero is the former education director of the Islip Art Museum, and a current member of the New York State Art Teachers’ Association. She has led numerous large scale community engagement projects at the local, national and international level. She holds a BA in Visual Arts and Secondary Education, Dowling College Honors Program Magna Cum Laude; MS in Educational Administration, St. John’s University; and a Master of Arts in Art History with a focus in Medieval Art, Queens College, CUNY.
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