Arts Education Steering Committee

The Arts Education Alliance (AEA) Steering Committee oversees the broad agenda and actions of the coalition. It sets priorities, evaluates opportunities and needs, and develops plans to achieve the objectives.

Feel free to contact any Steering Committee member for more information about the AEA or their area of expertise.

Dr. Brandon Krueger

Education Consultant, Full Circle Education Consultant

Areas of Expertise: Equity, (School-Based/Central Office-Based/Executive) Leadership Coaching/Professional Development, Program Design, (Arts Education) Strategic Plan Development and Implementation, Arts Education and Integration, Educational Human Resources Leadership, Policy Development

Email Brandon:

Dan Blake

Managing Director, Educational Support Services, Sonoma County Office of Education 

Email Dan:

Cheryl Coldiron

6-8 Arts Teacher, Sonoma Valley Unified School District,
Board Member Sonoma Plein Air Foundation, co-chair Sonoma Creative Bridges

Areas of ExpertiseArts Education Curriculum and Design, Arts Teacher Coach, Arts Equity Advocacy

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Debbie Yarrow

Arts Education Manager, Creative Sonoma

Areas of Expertise: School Arts Programming, Advocacy, Community Arts Partnerships, Professional Development

Email Debbie:

Elizabeth Robertson

VAPA Facilitator/ 3-8 Music Teacher, Windsor Unified School District

Areas of ExpertiseArts Integration, Music Education Curriculum and Program Design, Arts Teacher Coaching, Evaluation and Mentoring, iAspire Arts Integration, Arts Advocacy

Email Elizabeth:

Karen McGahey

Educational Consultant

Areas of Expertise: Arts Education, Equity, Arts Education Strategic Planning, Administrative Support for Arts Education

Email Karen:

Moriah Hart 

Executive Assistant, Bellevue Union School District

Areas of Expertise: Local Control Funding Formula, Class Scheduling, Data Management, Parent Engagement, School Board and District Protocol, Dual Language Support

Email Moriah:

Stefanie Hirayama 

Program Director, S*P*A*R*K Creativity/Move Over Mozart

Areas of Expertise: Music/Art/STEM Programming, School Partnerships, Arts Advocate, Entrepreneur, Maker Educator, Digital Marketing & Strategy, E-Commerce, Business Consultant, Data Analysis/Analytics

Email Stefanie: