Illinois Arts Education Advisory Committee


Richard Holly, Committee Co-Chair | Dean, College of Visual & Performing Arts, Northern Illinois University  

Michael Hernandez, Committee Co-Chair | Partner, Franczek Radelet P.C. 



Miguel del Valle | Chairman, P-20 Council 

Tatiana Gant | Executive Director, Illinois Arts Council Agency 

Christopher Koch | State Superintendent, Illinois State Board of Education 

Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon | Lieutenant Governor, State of Illinois 



Julie Adrianopoli | Arts education consultant 

Frank Baiocchi | Senior Program Officer, Polk Bros. Foundation

Paul Chiaravalle 

Pat Dal Santo | President, Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools

Kassie Davis | Executive Director, CME Group Foundation 

Debasish (Deba) Dutta | Dean, Graduate College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Kerry Freedman | Professor & Head, Art + Design Education, School of Art, Northern Illinois University 

Jerome Grand | Arts & Foreign Language Program Consultant, Illinois Arts Council Agency 

Harry Griffith | Former superintendent, Lake Forest High School District 115, Lake Forest Elem. School District 67 

Chris Grodoski | Advocacy Chair, Illinois Art Education Association 

Dr. Lynne Haeffele | Senior Policy Director, Education, Office of Lt. Governor Shiela Simon 

Amber Harper | Executive Director, Illinois Alliance for Arts Education  

Lynda Kale | Assistant Principal, Aspira Early College High School 

Amber Kirchhoff | P-20 Council

Emily Lansana | Associate Director of Community Arts Engagement, University of Chicago 

Elizabeth Lewin | Board of Education, Carbondale Elementary District 95 

Peggy Mueller | Senior Program Officer, Education, Chicago Community Trust 

Darcy Nendza | Executive Director, Illinois Music Education Association 

Aimee-Lynn Newlan | Executive Director, Illinois Theatre Association 

José Ochoa | Executive and Artistic Director, The Chicago High School for the Arts 

Al Ochsner | Art teacher, Geneva High School

Teresa Ramos | Outreach Director, Advance Illinois 

Amy Rasmussen | Executive Director, Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education

Lori Real |Art teacher, Niles North High School 

Sharon Reed | Fine Arts Facilitator, Peoria School District 150 

Mario Rossero | Director of Arts, Chicago Public Schools 

Julie Schmidt | Musician, Julie Schmidt Oboe Studio & Events 

Kathleen Sheridan | Assistant Dean, College of Education, University Of Illinois at Chicago 

Robin Steans | Executive Director Advance Illinois

Nancy Stemper | Executive Director, Carbondale Community Arts

Paul Sznewajs | Executive Director, Ingenuity Incorporated


Current as of January 17, 2014