Deborah Brzoska is a nationally recognized leader in arts education who has worked with schools and arts organizations internationally and in nearly all fifty states. She is a former dancer-choreographer as well as the founding principal of an award-winning arts-centered public school in Vancouver, Washington. Brzoska is a specialist in creative school reform and served as school designer for the Small Schools Project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
A national teaching artist for The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Brzoska specializes in arts integration and assessment and in the professional development of teachers, school leaders and teaching artists. She has presented arts workshops, seminars and institutes from Cairo to Samoa, including a ten-year arts integration curriculum and research project for the State Department of Education in Hawaii. Deb has written about arts education for The Kennedy Center, Columbia College, the Arts Education Partnership and The College Board.