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Dionne Custer Edwards is a writer and arts educator working with 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 nearly 20 years, Dionne has served in Central Ohio communities as an artist, educator, and advocate, focused on arts integration as a writer, educator, and teaching artist in K-12 education and museums, developing arts-integrated programs that build interdisciplinary experiences for youths and teens.
Community-based partnerships and projects in the arts and education are commitments she integrates in her work. She has worked with many organizations including Ohio Arts Council, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, and Thurber House Writing Center.
She has received numerous awards and fellowships including a Fellowship for Emerging Women Leaders in Nonprofit from the Academy of Leadership and Governance at the Jefferson Center for Learning and the Arts, and in 2011, a professional leadership fellowship with Americans for the Arts.
In conjunction with her work in the arts and education , in 2012 she presented at TEDx Indianapolis with a talk titled: “Beautiful Distractions in 21st Century Learning, and most recently spoke at a conference hosted by the Council of Facility Planners International about design thinking, building schools in the 21st century, and the future of K-12 education.
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 email@example.com