Julia deBettencourt
Director of Arts Education

Drives the mission and vision of the Department of Arts Education, directs the strategic implementation of the CPS Arts Education Plan and associated initiatives in service of increasing the quality and equity of CPS arts education programming.

Rachel Claff
Manager of Professional Learning

Designs and implements all professional learning for arts teachers, Arts Liaisons, administrators, and other stakeholders in the arts community.

Jeff Waraksa
Manager of Student Achievement

Develops and evaluates curricular materials and tools that drive achievement for all students in the visual and performing arts.

Melisa Rutkelis
Arts Education Specialist

Coordinates districtwide student programs, including All-City Performing and Visual Arts, Gallery 37, Senior Portfolio, and Music Festivals.

Holly Abney
ATLAS Technology Librarian

Maintains digital tools and equipment to lend to CPS schools that are developing arts-and-technology-integrated programming; provides coaching and support for teachers using library equipment.

Our offices are located at:
Chicago Public Schools
42 W. Madison St, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

Email: cpsarts@cps.edu
Phone: (773) 553-2170

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Twitter: @CPS_Arts
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