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
We created and developed an art program for "at risk" female students enrolled in Palm Springs Unified School District using Arts & Crafts as a way to build self-esteem and community amongst middle school students. The program helps to guide the young women on a positive path by using art therapy as a tool to cope and excel in school and social settings.
The program visits every Middle School in the District once a month. We spend one hour with a group of 25 students. We will be working with these same students from 6th grade to 8th.
Lady Lead is in it's 4th year of production and has evolved every year. Every year we dig deeper to figure out how we can best serve our students.
As the Co-Founder and Leader of the program, I am also 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