About PEACE

About Us

PEACE relies on the expertise and wisdom of many people. Each person in the PEACE project brings important experience and ideas. We call ourselves a critical community of practice (CCoP) to ensure that our strength comes from:

  • Shared Knowledge that is shaped when we exchange ideas at our monthly CCoP gatherings, our annual institute, and one-to-one dialogue in partnerships. We share ways that the arts can deepen 21st Century Skills (21C), Career, College, & Civic Readiness (CCCR), and Culturally Responsive-Sustaining (CR-S) education.
  • Community that grows over time and encourages participation and willingness to share difficulties, successes, and questions. Our community does not favor any one school district, content area, cultural partner, or artistic discipline. We celebrate hybrid and unique partnerships.
  • Practices that focus on arts-based learning, middle & high-school needs and interests, all of those “C” concepts (21C, CCCR, CR-S), and of course sharing our experiences as novices, experts, local, or global practitioners.

Questioning the power, histories, and privileges that can sometimes limit us from stretching and imagining a better world for many generations to come.

PEACE Staff

The US Department of Education provides funding for administration to ensure the success of our work.

Andrea Allen
Andrea Allen

Project Evaluator

Linda Beckerman
Linda Beckerman

Assistant Director

Loretta Corbisiero-Drakos
Loretta Corbisiero-Drakos

Education Specialist

Isabella Fernanda
Isabella Fernanda

Project Assistant Translator

April Francis-Taylor
April Francis-Taylor

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialist

Starr Fuentes
Starr Fuentes

PEACE Journalist

Beth Giacummo
Beth Giacummo

PAC Executive Director, Project Director, and Arts Specialist

Michelle Lopez
Michelle Lopez

Art Therapy Specialist Consultant

Gabriela Manfredi
Gabriela Manfredi

Social/Digital Media Manager

Michael Mastermaker
Michael Mastermaker

Website & Design Consultant

Katherine A. Meade
Katherine A. Meade

Project Manager

Benny Migliorino
Benny Migliorino

Documentarian

Laura Reeder
Laura Reeder

Curriculum Director

Meg Sexton
Meg Sexton

Development Assistant & Content Editor

Kim Wild
Kim Wild

Website Developer