2. d. Arts Integration Academy (AIA)
Since 1999, I have been actively engaged in the development of high quality professional resources for dance educators. I engaged in the Artsbridge America scholars’ programs and later also made use of the dynamic online professional development resources created for ASU ArtsWork. I also served as one of four Principal Investigators on Project MASTERWORKS, a $900,000 U.S. Department of Education research grant to provide high-quality professional development to arts educators. These outcomes inform my current work and indicate the need for meaningful dialogues concerning reflective practice, assessment, and achievement in the arts. They have also helped me to identify the need to facilitate the delivery of high-quality evidence-based effective instructional practices and curriculum resources.
Presently, I am a member of the curricula development team for Arts Integration Academy (AIA) a $1.4 million U.S. Department of Education research grant providing professional development for K-12 teachers, administrators, and arts specialists working in Guilford County’s high poverty schools and targeting under-represented teachers. Between 2018-2022, the AIA program will impact 18 schools, more than 90 teachers and 150 community partners. The research team has developed comprehensive online interdisciplinary arts modules for educators. Research from the AIA grant can be found on
In the next five years, I intend to continue the development of high quality professional resources for dance educators and further explore my pedagogical research within the DC curricula. Moreover, I plan to continue to disseminate student creative work to the larger dance community with research presentations, publications, and workshops. A list of the grants, publications and conference presentations is listed in A.II.b Chronological Lists of Achievements in Research and Creative Activity and can be found on my CV. Curricular examples can be found on my website and at
USDOE Federal Professional Development for Arts Educators
UNCG CVPA and Guilford County Schools
Awarded 1.3M, 2017-2022