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pat cruz

Pat Cruz and Amanda Kodeck

Visual Arts

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Artist Bio

As Young Audiences’ Education Director, Pat Cruz works with teaching artists to provide training and support in aligning programs to the state curriculum and developing lessons with effective and creative assessment tools. A former Baltimore teacher, Pat has been recognized as a “Rookie of the Year” by the Baltimore County Teachers Association, and “Outstanding Elementary Art Teacher” for her work in Baltimore County by the Maryland Art Education Association. In 2012, Pat was recognized as the Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance (AEMS) Arts Advocate of the Year for her outstanding work as an energetic and tireless arts advocate in our community. Pat earned a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Towson University and a Masters in Teaching with a focus on Arts Integration from George Mason University.