Kira Rizzuto is the Director of Learning Programs at Arts Ed NJ and serves as Director of Programs and Partnerships for the Center for Arts Education and Social Emotional Learning. Since 2010 she has designed and facilitated professional learning workshops for numerous organizations and school districts.
Kira earned a BA in Social Sciencefrom the University of Pennsylvania. In 2014, she completed an MA in Art + Design Education at the University of the Arts. The focus of her research was visual thinking methods and the impact upon organizational learning. In the fall of 2015 she completed the Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program for emerging leaders at the Institute for Ethical Leadership, Rutgers Business School. Kira’s belief in the transformative power of the arts can be traced back to a teaching artist who inspired her creative practice; decades later, those formative experiences continue to fuel her commitment to arts education.