Founder + Program Director
for the Palm Springs Unified School Distrcit
2016 - 2021
I co-Founded the Lady Lead program with Louisa Castrodale, former Art Director for Palm Springs Unified School District.
Lady Lead is an art program for "at-risk" female students in the Palm Springs Unified School District which uses art and crafts to build self-esteem and community. It employs art therapy as a tool to help the students cope and excel in school and social settings.
It visited every Middle School in the Palm Springs Unified District once a month, spending one hour with a group of 25 students from 6th to 8th grade. Lady Lead was a 4-year-long art program.
As the Co-Founder and Leader of the program, I was responsible for:
Conceptualizing the projects, all with intention to be emotionally, spiritually, artistically uplifting
Managing the budget for the school year's art supply
Managing the schedule
Hiring and coordinating the team
Overseeing the social media for the program