teacher bio: Madeleine Hope Arthurs is an art teacher and a working artist living in New York City. Currently, she teachers at the progressive NYCDOE public school PS234M, the Independence School in Tribeca, NYC. She teaches kindergarteners through fifth graders in general education and ICT classes. Before PS234M, Arthurs taught at the NYCDOE public school PS165 in Queens. She taught special education, general education and gifted and talented classes there including ICT and 12 to 1 classes. Arthurs also taught three to eleven-year-olds at the Berkley Carroll School Camp in Brooklyn in the summer of 2014. In 2012-2013, Arthurs taught middle school art, 5th and 6th graders at the Little Red School House in a one-year position. The five previous years she taught pre-kindergarten through fifth grade art at the NYCDOE public school PS274 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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