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The RedHouse

A New Three Theatre Complex at City Center

School District Partnerships

Redhouse’s School District Partnerships provide unique and artistic educational experiences that stimulate imagination, encourage critical thinking, and promote inclusivity. By reinforcing common core curriculum, promoting social/emotional learning, and developing the culturally responsive classroom, this partnership fosters the further development of a positive school community.

Our Education Team and Fellows

Marguerite Mitchell, Director of Education

Whittney Reed, Teaching and Learning Coordinator

Timothy Carter, Education Associate

Margot Reed, Curriculum Associate

Frazer School – Elementary and Middle School Level:

The program at the elementary level of Frazer School provides unique and artistic enrichment experiences that reinforce common core curriculum, stimulate imagination, encourage critical thinking, and promote inclusivity. By promoting social/emotional learning, this partnership fosters the further development of a positive school community. Each student is given the opportunity to study in the areas of drama, dance, music, and visual arts.

Magdalyn Donnelly (Building Lead)

Aishah Rudolph (Assistant Building Lead)

Cynthia Reid (Visual Arts Instructor)

Adora Smith (Drama Instructor)

Gretchen Martino (Music Instructor)

Coyseana Howard (Dance Instructor)

Timothy Kirkland (Music Industry Instructor)

Jessica McCutcheon (Fashion Design Instructor)

Lakesha Green (Drama Instructor)

Seymour Elementary Duel Language Academy
The program at Seymour Elementary Dual Language Academy provides unique and artistic enrichment experiences that support the school’s mission of dual-language programming. Redhouse dual-language teaching fellows focus on developing the culturally responsive classroom through the arts. Students in grades 2-5 are given the opportunity to choose their unit(s) of study after going through an introductory, exploratory unit at the beginning of the school year.

Mike Spadaro (Building Lead)

Carlos Manuel Garcia Soto (Music Instructor)

Kassandra Melendez-Ramirez (Visual Arts Instructor)

Marisa Valent (Drama Instructor)

Vernahia West-Davis (Dance Instructor)

Van Duyn Elementary:
The program at the elementary level of Van Duyn School provides unique and artistic enrichment experiences that reinforce common core curriculum, stimulate imagination, encourage critical thinking, and promote inclusivity. By promoting social/emotional learning, this partnership fosters the further development of a positive school community. Students in grades 2-5 are given the opportunity to choose their unit(s) of study after going through an introductory, exploratory unit at the beginning of the school year.

Danya Eades (Building Lead) 

Jared Dewberry (Drama Instructor)

Becky Klementowski (Dance and Visual Arts Instructor)

Rob McCall (Music Instructor)

ELMS:
The ELMS after school program provides unique enrichment experiences in the areas of songwriting, instrument exploration/study, movement, dance, and performance.

Mike Spadaro (Rock Camp Instructor)

Stephen Collie (Rock Camp Instructor)

Danielle Mitchell (Rock Camp Instructor)

Joe Grosvent (Rock Camp Instructor)

  • Melanie Harrison, NYU Steinhardt student and past Redhouse Fellow.,

    My two years as a teaching fellow at the Redhouse Arts Center have been completely invaluable to my personal, artistic, and professional development…After school, Redhouse’s MainStage and LAB space became playgrounds for all of my artistic interests; I had opportunities to perform, conduct dramaturgical research, and develop my playwriting. The teaching fellowship dynamically embraces all aspects of teaching artistry and has inspired me to continue on this career path."

  • John Grimsley, Middle School Music Teacher and past Redhouse Fellow,

    “I spent two years in the Fellowship Program and worked my way up from teaching fellow to building lead. I developed such incredible relationships with my students, grew so much as a teacher and artist, and made connections that I will use for the rest of my life. This program gave me the tools and experience to move on to a teaching position, and I feel very adequately prepared to be a full-time teacher after working with RedHouse.”

  • Ms. Underwood, ELMS Music Teacher and past Redhouse Fellow,

    “The Fellowship with Redhouse and the Syracuse City School District allowed me to explore and learn about various art forms that combine to support my specialized knowledge in music. I was able to have my first experience in urban public education, a goal that I had had since my sophomore year of college. My position with the Fellowship allowed me to develop a relationship with the Syracuse City School District, which led me to my current full-time position as a music teacher at a fantastic school in the district.”

  • 2nd grade teacher, SCSD,

    “I just wanted to let you know how much my 2nd grade students love Redhouse and [their Redhouse Fellowship Instructor]…It helps build confidence and social skills which many of our students lack. I hope Redhouse will continue to work with the SCSD and help to continue to bring out the best in our students. I know my students look forward to Redhouse everyday. The entire Redhouse Staff is amazing. They are part of our Family.”

  • 3rd grade teacher, SCSD,

    “My experience with Redhouse in my classroom has been extremely enjoyable. The Redhouse time in my classroom is a time my students look forward to. It was incredibly engaging for students and it allowed them to learn different ways, to express themselves in the classroom. It taught them important social and life skills, additionally they were able to build peer relationships…“

Our Current Partners

 

Syracuse City School District & SCSD’s Expeditionary Learning Middle School (ELMS)

Positivity Project

Redhouse is a proud partner of the Positivity Project, an organization that empowers America’s youth to build strong relationships and understand, appreciate, and exemplify the character strengths in us all. All Redhouse educational programming, in tandem with these initiatives, strive to arm our students with a deeper understanding of character and an #OtherPeopleMatter Mindset so that, together, we will create citizens and leaders who will enhance our communities and country.

Partner with us!

Do you want Redhouse Enrichment at your school? Email marguerite@theredhouse.org or call 315-362-2788.