Students and teaching artist Joan Logghe listen to Nicol
ás Cabrera during his poetry reading.
As part of ArtWorks' annual poetry workshop, more than 175 SFPS students attended a poetry reading by award-winning Albuquerque poet Nicol
ás Cabrera. Back in the classroom, the students worked with our poetry Teaching Artist, Joan Logghe, to write their own poetry inspired by Cabrera's work.
Student work that emerged from this workshop included poems centered around favorite places and family vacation spots. One student remarked, "Before this workshop, I thought you always had to rhyme in poems!" Many students took away fresh perspectives on poetry and language like this one. Thank you to our poets for the inspiration!
Teachers Who Inspire Award:
Nominate a Teacher!
Is there a teacher at your school who inspires their students, their fellow teachers and colleagues? Consider nominating them for a Teachers Who Inspire Award!
Up to 7 teachers will be selected for this annual honor, which includes a prize of $1,500 per winner. Nomination deadline is Friday, March 13. See guidelines here for more details. This award is only open to SFPS teachers.
New ArtWorks Director
Erin De Rosa is delighted to join the Partners in Education team as the new ArtWorks director. She has worked for over 15 years managing collaborative programs that promote local creativity, generate innovative arts projects, and strengthen communities.
As a lead assistant artist for the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Erin worked with several international muralists to paint large-scale murals around Philadelphia. She also directed the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance's grant program and managed the STAMP Program (Students at Museums in Philly). With the STAMP Program, she designed and launched bilingual audio tours - for and by teens - at 17 Philadelphia museums. She has a variety of experience in the classroom and has taught students grades kindergarten through college.
Since moving to New Mexico in 2017, Erin served as the director for the Downtown Albuquerque Arts and Cultural District. From 2017 to 2019, she initiated several new programs, increased funding, and implemented a strategic plan for the new nonprofit. Currently, Erin serves as a part-time consultant and mural conservator for the City of Albuquerque's Public Art Program.
Erin received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, and her Master of Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA. She maintains a studio practice and shows her paintings regionally and nationally (
Partners in Education has been supporting teachers in our public schools for 30 years. That's all we do. We invite you to read on to see how our programs help teachers to make a difference in the community. Your donation can be directed to a specific program or to Partners in Education in general.
Have you ever seen a big yellow school bus outside the Lensic or a museum? Each year, donors like you provide the funding for buses for nearly 600 public school classes to go on transformative educational adventures.
The Teacher Warehouse is open for teachers to "shop" for free and take great things back to their classrooms. Local businesses and individuals donate office supplies, art supplies, books, and more for the Partners in Education Teacher Warehouse.
ArtWorks is an aesthetic education program that builds critical thinking skills and frees young imaginations. ArtWorks makes the arts personally meaningful to over 1,800 public school students and teachers through an integrated program of art-making, viewing live performancesand exhibits, and achieving understanding through inquiry and reflection.
2018 Teachers Who Inspire award winner from Nava Elementary
to foster excellence in Santa Fe's public schools.
mission is to make the arts personally meaningful to children and elementary school teachers through an integrated program of art-making, viewing live performances and exhibits, and achieving understanding through inquiry and reflection.