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.

Ashleigh Worley

Director of Education & Community Engagement, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts 

Areas of Expertise: Arts Integration, Professional Development, Program Development, Cross-Organizational Partnerships, Arts Education services for schools and families

Email Ashleigh: aworley@lutherburbankcenter.org

Dan Blake

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

Email Dan: dblake@scoe.org

Debbie Yarrow

Arts Education Manager, Creative Sonoma

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

Email Debbie: debbie.yarrow@sonoma-county.org

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: erobertson@wusd.org

Karen McGahey

Educational Consultant

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

Email Karen: karenmcgahey@gmail.com

Nikko Kimzin

Arts & Equity Consultant, Kimzin Creative

Areas of Expertise: Theatre, Arts Integration for English Language Learners (ELL), Culturally Relevant Arts Programming for Latinx Communities, Non-profit Operational and Programmatic Culture and Policies

Email Nikko: kimzincreative@gmail.com

O’Meara Cover

Real Estate Development, Arts Education Advocate

Areas of Expertise: Visual Thinking Strategy Facilitation, Arts Education Advocacy, Art Show Production

Email O’Meara: omearacover@gmail.com