Kimberleigh Aarn 

Kimberleigh Aarn is an arts education consultant that has served the field for over 20 years. With the LA County Arts Ed Collective she supports school districts with strategic planning and has coached districts like Walnut Valley USD, Saugus Union, Lancaster and El Monte City with the development of an arts education plan. She has been a guest lecturer for the UCLA Visual and Performing Arts Education Program (VAPAE); consulted with the Center for Research on Creativity (CRoC) to support observations in administering the Next Generation Creativity Survey; and served as a discipline specialist with PS Arts and Crossroads Arts & Science. She worked nationally as a Senior Arts Educator at the Galef Institute with its professional development program/model curriculum, Different Ways of Knowing delivering coaching services throughout California, Arizona and New York. Kimberleigh is also a performing artist, potter and had the pleasure of co-authoring the Insider's Guide to Arts Education Planning: 3rd Edition. She received her MFA from the Yale School of Drama, and her BFA in Dramatic Arts from Emerson College.