Emily coordinates and produces all adult public programs, including artists’ talks, lectures, panel discussions, and courses. She also manages the specialized gallery tours, lectures, and off-site collaborations making up our Senior Programs. Emily joined the Whitney Education Staff in 2010 and has a particular interest in American paintings.
Carda joined the Education Department in March 2011 to coordinate and oversee programs for teens, including Youth Insights and drop-in events. Carda is a practicing artist, working in drawing and installation.
Prior to joining the Whitney’s Education Department in September 2012, Correna was the 2012 summer intern for Youth Programs. Correna assists with the coordination of Youth Programs, providing administrative backup and helping Carda run the Youth Insights program and teen events at the Museum.
Eileen manages the Education Department. She keeps everything running smoothly, assisting with administrative duties, managing the budget, and supporting the Education Committee. Eileen is also a dancer and choreographer.
Dina works with the Associate Director of Education to produce interpretive digital resources for onsite and online delivery. She joined the Education Department in 1990 to coordinate and implement public education programs at the Whitney Museum at Altria. In 1995 she became Head of School, Youth, and Family Programs, and from 1999-2008, she oversaw the planning, development, and evaluation of educational web content. Dina is a practicing artist.
Danielle works to ensure that all visitors can experience the richness and diversity of art and artists, as the Museum is committed to making its programs and services accessible to the broadest audiences.
Meredith works primarily with the K−12 students and teachers who visit the Whitney. She is responsible for scheduling both school and private group tours and coordinating these tours with the Whitney’s freelance educators.
Heather oversees all aspects of School, Youth, and Family Programs, including school visits and partnerships, teacher workshops, an annual summer institute for teachers, weekend family programs, and after-school teen programs.
Gene’s work focuses on research and exhibition interpretation for gallery and online audiences. He produces interpretive materials for the Museum’s exhibitions and collection displays, including video and web projects.
Kathryn is responsible for directing all aspects of the Museum’s education programming for adults, school, youth, family and access audiences. Kathryn also directs the Museum’s exhibition interpretation program, managing and creating content for exhibition wall texts, special exhibition and collection audio guides, and Whitney Focus, the Museum’s video program featuring interviews with exhibiting artists. Kathryn joined the Museum in 1997.
Prior to joining the Whitney’s Education Department in September 2012, Jamie was an intern with School and Educator Programs for the 2011-2012 school year. Her main role is to assist in coordinating all Family Programs and to register families who come to the Museum for weekday and weekend family tours, workshops, classes, and events. Jamie also assists the Manager of School, Youth, and Family Programs with special projects.
Ai Wee is responsible for coordinating and overseeing all guided school group tours for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade, as well as multi-session projects with teachers and students, and school partnerships. Additionally, she oversees and trains a staff of eleven freelance museum educators. Ai Wee is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Education.
Berry joined the Whitney’s Education Department in July 2011 as the Youth Programs Fellow. She has also worked as an intern for the Development and Education Departments. Berry provides administrative and educational support for access and community programs on and off-site, serving a wide range of ages and audiences. She also works closely with the Manager of Access and Community Programs on a current IMLS research project to investigate the long-term impact of the Whitney’s teen programs.
Ellen oversees the Education Department’s Docent and Teaching Fellows Program and the recruitment and training of new docents. Ellen has a long history with the Whitney Museum, both as an alumna of the Whitney Independent Study Program in Curatorial Studies and as a former Teaching Fellow in the Education Department. Ellen has a Ph.D. in Art History.
Billie joined the Whitney’s Education Department in August 2012. She coordinates and develops all things “family,” including family tours, workshops, courses, partnerships, and resource materials. She also creates and organizes all of the Whitney’s large-scale family events. Billie recently completed the Intern Educator Program at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. She worked as a freelance educator at Tate Britain before moving to New York in 2011.
Margie creates and organizes all public programs for adult audiences at the Whitney Museum. Additionally, she assists the Associate Director with long-term planning for the Department and is building a network of academic partners at New York City universities in order to foster collaboration between the Museum and academic institutions. Margie began working at the Whitney in 2003, became Coordinator of Adult Public Programs in summer 2005, and then moved into her current position in fall 2008. Margie has a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature.
Liza joined the Whitney’s Education Department in September 2011 to research the Museum’s future neighborhood, and explore the history, memories, and evolving communities of the Gansevoort Meatpacking District. Liza also produces audio, multimedia, and performance work based on oral histories.