AEABA welcomes Indi McCasey as the new Executive Director of the Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area! Indi brings expertise as an experiential educator, arts administrator, creative consultant, and community catalyst. As a member of the Creative Youth Development National Partnership, they are committed to the partnership's three goals of Racial Equity, Youth Voice, and Collective Action. Indi has been a faculty member of the Alameda County Office of Education's Integrated Learning Specialist Program as well as Harvard's Project Zero Classroom. Through their involvement with the National Guild for Community Arts Education, they co-launched the Guild's White Advocates for Racial Equity Network that works in collaboration with people of color to promote racial justice in the field of community arts education.
Indi co-facilitates the Oakland Unified Arts Partners, a model for developing ongoing collaborations and partnerships between arts providers and school districts. We are excited to see how Indi will engage these unique experiences and relationships to further strengthen our local arts education ecosystem. Learn more about Indi on their website.
Indi will be taking over Executive Director responsibilities from Todd Berman over the next month and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Todd will continue to be an active member of AEABA and can be contacted at Todd@TheArtDontStop.com.