Reflections: COVID Check-In for Museum Educators

Feb 16, 2022



Cost FREE! But we encourage you to choose one of the paid options if you can.

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Time 6:15 PM EST Networking | 6:40 – 7:15 PM EST Program

Presented by Charlotte Martin, Veniece Pinnock, and Alice W. Schwarz, moderated by Kimaada Le Gendre

From emerging professionals to seasoned leaders, and from per-diem teaching staff to administrators, educators are continuing to confront new challenges while navigating the ongoing uncertainties of the COVID pandemic. Two years in, how are our colleagues across the field thinking about their work–the strategies they employ, their outlook for the future, and the ways they create access for the public?

Join professionals from a range of New York institutions for a virtual moderated panel discussion and interactive conversation on topics of interest to Museum Educators that have been affected by the pandemic, likely to include:

Teaching (online, in-person, and hybrid)

Program Management

Access Issues

Staffing and Starting a New Job

Institutional and Staff Priorities

Funding and Budgeting

and more!


Charlotte Martin (she/her) is Director of Access Initiatives at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and a former NYCMER Board member.

Veniece Pinnock is a full-time Garden Educator for the Edible Academy at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) who began volunteering in NYBG’s teen Explainer Program as a high school student.

Alice W. Schwarz has a 38-year career at the Met, first as full-time staff in Education and now as a contractual educator and consultant. She is also adjunct faculty at School of Visual Arts, Art History and Critical Studies Department for undergrad and continuing ed courses.


Kimaada Le Gendre is the Director of Education at the Queens Museum where she curates, develops, implements and oversees education programs rooted in social justice, accessibility and culturally sustaining pedagogy. As a former history teacher, she prides herself on developing and shaping empowering curricula and programs through a decolonized lens.

Cost: FREE! But we encourage you to choose one of the paid options if you can.

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