Arts Ed NJ Staff:

Kristin Wenger

Co -Director

Kristin is the Director of the Arts Ed NJ, the unifying organization and central resource for arts education information, policy and advocacy in New Jersey. Prior to this position, Kristin was the Executive Director of Young Audiences of New Jersey from 1986-2005. During her tenure Young Audiences grew over 14 times in size and reached millions of children in NJ. Upon leaving, the Kristin Wenger Fund was established in her honor. From 2006-2008, she was an adjunct professor at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies where she taught Managing the Arts. She is the co-chair of the Education Committee for Arts Plan NJ, a member of Creative NJ and serves on the Certification Team for Young Audiences, Inc. She is a past president of the Alliance for Arts Education/New Jersey and is a founding member of the NJ Arts Education Collective and the Artists in Education Consortium. As a recognized arts education advocate, Kristin has facilitated numerous workshops, written articles and participated on many funding panels. In addition, she received the Tribute to Women in Industry Award presented by the YWCA and currently serves on the board of the Susan G. Komen North Jersey Affiliate. She has a BA in Government from Skidmore College, a MS in Mass Communication from Boston University and a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Mandel Center of Case Western Reserve University.

Contact Kristin at Kris (at) artsednj (dot) org

Priscilla Hopkins-Smith

Programs and Communication Associate

Priscilla is the Program Associate at the Arts Ed NJ. She works closely with the Director and Governance Board to move Arts Ed NJ arts education initiatives forward including work on programs, events and engaging the arts community. She keenly implements social media in their outreach, oversees administrative aspects of events and maintains the website. In addition to joining the Partnership, previously she held a position at the Community Foundation of South Jersey where she provided assistance to the Executive Director and coordinated the social media impact. As well as actively contributing to freelance public relations work at K.Ruffin Associates. Furthermore she is a member of the communications working group for ArtsPlan NJ and volunteers by assisting with their social media. Prior to joining NJAEP, Priscilla served in senior leadership roles at a national fitness franchise for five years while holding intern positions with a PR boutique and a Wedding Planner. In 2009, she interned with the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, assisting with their annual conferences. From 2013-2015 Priscilla worked at the NJ State Arts Council. She worked alongside the Director of Communications and Arts Education Staff in their marketing efforts. Priscilla has a B.A. in Communications from Thomas Edison State University and a certificate in Nonprofit Management from Rowan College. She is currently finishing her M.A. in Theatre Arts Management at Rowan University.

Contact Priscilla at Priscilla (at) artsednj (dot) org

Kira Campo

Program Development Manager

Kira has more than 15 years of professional experience in Visual Arts Management. Since 2010 she has been a perennial professional development provider for the New Jersey Education Association and Art Educators of New Jersey. Additionally, she has designed and facilitated custom workshops with a focus on creativity and creative thinking. From 2005-2010 she served on the board of Community Art Projects, an organization dedicated to developing public art projects in Ocean City, NJ. Kira earned a BA in Social Science from the University of Pennsylvania, using her coursework to explore the cultural sector and the functions of art making. In 2014 she completed an MA in Art + Design Education, at the University of the Arts. The focus of her research was visual thinking methods and the impact of such methods upon organizational learning.

Contact Kira at Kira (at) artsednj (dot) org 

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