teacher bio: Madeleine Hope Arthurs is an art teacher and a working artist in New York City. Currently, she is teaching art at PS165, a pre-kindergarten through fifth grade public elementary school in Queens. PS165Q has special education, general education and gifted and talented classes. Arthurs taught art to three to eleven-year-olds at the Berkeley Carroll School Camp in the summer of 2014. In 2012-2013, Arthurs taught middle school art, 5th and 6th graders, at the Little Red School House/Elisabeth Irwin High School in a one-year position. The five previous years she taught pre-kindergarten through fifth grade art at PS 274 in Brooklyn.

Among many grants and awards, Arthurs was selected as the 2015-2016 PS165Q District 25 NYCDOE Teacher of the Year. She received the 2010 NYC Art Teachers Association/UFT Art Teacher of the Year Award for pre-K through fifth grade, the national 2012 Power of Art professional development award sponsored by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Arthurs has presented at Teachers College at Columbia University, the Uris Center for Education at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the NYSAIS Teaching with Technology conference.

Among other exhibitions of her own work, Arthurs and her PS274 students created a 12' x 12' panel called "Teach US" for the Labyrinth Wall at Exit Art in NYC. She has also worked as an illustrator for the Wall Street Journal, an artist for Jeff Koons Studio and as an animator for Daria on MTV.

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