Jonathan Herman

Jonathan Herman has been executive director of the National Guild for Community Arts Education since 2004 and a staff member since 1995. At the Guild he has planned and managed national conferences, training and technical assistance programs, publications, and special projects such as Creative Communities, a national initiative to foster the development of arts instruction programs in public housing communities. He was also the project leader for Partners in Excellence, a national initiative to identify and promote best practices in K-12 public school arts partnerships, as well as Innovation and Sustainability in Community Arts Education, a national study commissioned by The Kresge Foundation. Prior to joining the Guild, Herman was program director of the Rhinelander Center, an arts-based community center of the Children’s Aid Society in New York City, and developed educational programs and materials at The New York Hall of Science. Herman holds an Ed. M. degree from Teacher’s College, Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York, Binghamton. He is a graduate of the Executive Level Program at the Columbia Business School’s Institute for Non-for-Profit Management and serves on the board of the National Music Council and the Advisory Committee of the Arts Education Partnership.

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