Sarah Calderon


Sarah Calderon is Managing Director at ArtPlace and former Executive Director of Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education in the Bronx. She has both a B.F.A. in Printmaking and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan. In 2000, she earned a Master of Arts degree (M.Ed.) in Arts in Education, with a concentration in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard University. Calderon has been an artist-in-residence teaching photography and printmaking, worked with High/Scope Educational Research Foundation in Michigan, and at MPR Associates, Inc. She worked on program evaluation, policy analysis, curriculum design, and teacher professional development, concentrating on middle and high school reform. Calderon also served from 2002 – 2004 as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Opera Piccola, an arts education nonprofit in Oakland, CA. Most recently, she worked with the NYC Department of Education’s Office of the Arts and Special Projects as the ArtsCount Advisor, implementing the first comprehensive review of arts in schools across New York City and creating an arts accountability system.