Jane Dewey has worked extensively
in theater and arts education and is currently the director of arts education
for the Danville Independent School District. In addition to working in arts
education administration, Jane has taught theatre and directed/produced plays
for schools and organizations including SCAPA, Berea College, the Richmond
Area Arts Council and Centre College. Prior to moving to Kentucky, Jane worked
as an actor, director, producer and writer.
Jane serves on several boards and
commissions for arts and civic organizations including the Kentucky Coalition
for Arts Education (Facilitator), the Arts Center of the Bluegrass, and
Kentuckians for the Arts. She is a Commissioner on the Danville Sister Cities
Commission, and is a member of Citizens Concerned for Human Relations. Her experience in arts education
and with organizations includes teaching, directing, curriculum writing,
assessment, facilities, event and production management, arts advocacy,
fundraising, budgeting and grant writing. Jane is available to work with
individual artists on creating arts education resources and plans, and also
with schools and organizations.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jane is
exploring resources and models of online content in arts education and is
creating online teaching content for the visual and performing arts. She is
researching and documenting the relationship between social emotional learning
and arts education.