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Roni Rohr

Roni Rohr, NBCT Art Teacher, Santa Fe NM, El Dorado Community School K-8

Roni Rohr is the 2016 New Mexico Golden Apple Awardee. Locally and nationally her program has been recognized as outstanding in the Arts. She has received the 2015 Middle school Art Educator of the year award as well as the 2011 Elementary Art Educator of the Year from the National Art Education Association and New Mexico Art Education Association. She is a past president of New Mexico Art Education Association, a National Board Certified Teacher in Early and Middle Childhood Art, and graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in Textile Design. A designer, published writer and illustrator she has worked for Hallmark Cards, Disney, etc. creating cards, giftwrap and toys, etc.  For over 14 years she has brought her design expertise to her students. Passionate about Community, Social Justice and Art-making, Ms. Rohr has developed a kindness curriculum for students and workshops for her peers on many topics, and currently consults for the Art Collective Meow Wolf, The New Mexico Museum of Art, and The O’Keeffe Museum creating special events and training for docents, and museum attendees. She has studied with Museum Hack in NYC, using Visual Thinking Strategies and Irreverent Reverence to discuss artworks and make them more accessible, vibrant and interesting to the public. An Artworks Teaching Artist, trained in the Lincoln Center Pedagogy of interacting with works of art using different modalities, she believes in Choice-Based art education and treats her students as colleagues knowing they are her greatest teachers.  She has trained in Restorative Justice, Suicide,Drug & Alcohol Awareness and leads her Student Wellness Action Team. At El Dorado Community School her hope is that by communicating kindness through personal and collaborative art, her students and community will have more empathy for one another. One of her favorite quotes by an artist who shared her birthday: 

I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.-Vincent Van Gogh