In June 2016, Carol Brown retired as the Arts-in-Education coordinator for Eastern Suffolk BOCES and project director for (C3)2 grant. During her 14 years as AIE coordinator, Carol wrote and was awarded two 4-year multi-million dollar US Department of Education Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination (AEMDD) grants: the Creative Classroom Collaboratives (C3) and the current (C3)2. As project director for these two arts integration projects, Carol directly impacted four Suffolk County School Districts, including hundreds of teachers and many thousands of students.
Carol’s career in education and arts integration began at GAME (Growth through Arts and Museum Experience) in the 1970s. GAME, an arts education resource center, evolved into the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. Her previous experience also includes being education and program director at LI Children’s Museum and site director at Western Suffolk BOCES’ Marion Carll Farm. Through Federal Title II grants, Carol promoted arts and general content integration via videoconferencing with museums, science centers and other sites around the country as well as internationally. As ES BOCES AIE coordinator, she edited The Star, an arts-in-education monthly newsletter for arts advocates. She also sat as publications chairperson on the national Museum Education Roundtable’s Journal of Museum Education.
Carol is or has been a board or committee member of several arts and education organizations in New York State. She has worked with NYS Council of Education Associations, the NYS BOCES Arts in Education Network (as co-chairperson), the Education Committee of the LI Arts Alliance, and more. Currently, she is president of the Board of the NYS Alliance for Arts Education. Carol continues to conduct workshops locally, statewide and nationally, disseminating hands-on arts integration experiences to classroom teachers, arts and specialty teachers, and teaching artists. She designed the (C3)2 website as a resource for all educators advocating for whole-child, experiential learning.
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