The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has appointed Kyla Searle as Managing Director. Searle is a writer, producer, curator, and educator. She has worked in arts education for more than 10 years in Oakland, Los Angeles, Chicago and, for the last six years, in New York City.
Searle has worked as a producer in project design and community arts practice for the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, the Institute for Arts and Civic Dialogue, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, and numerous artist‐led projects. Her work in Oakland led to Congressional recognition and she has received multiple grants to investigate arts education abroad. She holds degrees in Urban Studies and Public Health from the University of California Los Angeles and in Arts Practice from New York University. She will receive an MFA from Brown University.
“The search committee was greatly impressed with Ms. Searle as an artist, educator and administrator,” said Kati Koerner, co‐chair of the Roundtable’s Board of Directors. “The Roundtable is excited about the ways Ms. Searle will bring her experience using the arts to build community to bear in helping us continue to meet the professional development and networking needs of arts education practitioners city‐wide.”
Searle will begin her work with the Roundtable this week. She said she is committed to working at the intersections of arts and community development, and is thrilled to continue her work in arts education at the Roundtable.
Searle replaces Jenny Clarke, who left the Roundtable in September after three years as Managing Director.
“The Roundtable is grateful to its departing Managing Director, Jenny Clarke, for her many contributions to the growth of our organization and wishes her well in her new position as Executive Director of ACMP – The Chamber Music Network,” Koerner said.
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