Education Specialist, Loretta Corbisiero-Drakos works cooperatively with PEACE leadership to train and support teachers and cultural partners at each of the project’s experimental sites and during meetings and summer institutes. As an expert who serves Suffolk County in arts education methods and resources she will oversee collaboration between ESBOCES and PAC to ensure that educational priorities are being addressed. She is the Administrative Coordinator for the Arts in Education and Exploratory Enrichment programs and former Project Director for the (C3)2 project for Eastern Suffolk BOCES (2016-2019). She oversees all functions of the Arts in Education program for nearly 70 school districts and collaborates with several hundred artists and many cultural organizations to develop meaningful programs providing approximately 3,000 experiences for an estimated 240,000 students throughout Suffolk County, NY. She is also an adjunct Professor of Art History. Her research, practice, advocacy, and national presentations focus on the positive impact that arts integration and collaboration with arts partners have on students in all curricular and social areas. She is the co-chair of the NY State Arts in Education Network, delegate for the NY State Council of Education Associations, member of the NY State Arts Coalition and Scholarship Chair for the New York State Art Teachers’ Association, and on Education Advisory Boards for several Arts organizations.