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Dionne Custer Edwards is a writer and arts educator serving K-12 students and teachers at The Wexner Center for the Arts, where she created PAGES, a multi-visit writing-based arts program for high school students. She completed a Master of Arts degree in Arts Education and Creative Writing at Antioch University. She also holds a Bachelors degree in English from The Ohio State University.
For 15 years, Dionne served in Central Ohio communities as an artist, educator, and advocate, focused on arts integration in K-12 education, creative writing, the teaching artist as a practice, performance art, and developing arts-integrated programs that build interdisciplinary experiences for youths and teens.
In 2006, she received a Fellowship for Emerging Women Leaders in Nonprofit from the Academy of Leadership and Governance at the Jefferson Center for Learning and the Arts. Community-based partnerships and projects in the arts and education are commitments she integrates in her work. She works in partnership through community service with several local organizations including Ohio Arts Council and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. For her work and leadership in the arts, in 2011 she was awarded a leadership fellowship with Americans for the Arts. And for her work in the arts and education , in 2012 she presented a TEDx talk titled: “Beautiful Distractions in 21st Century Learning.
Public Speaking, Workshop Facilitation, Arts Education program planning, development, and management, Arts Administration, Creative Writing (including creative nonfiction, essay, and poetry), and Professional Writing
Contact Dionne at firstname.lastname@example.org