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Jodie L. Ricci

Jodie L. Ricci is the PS-12 Performing Arts Chair at Hawken School, an independent school in Northeast Ohio. Her role includes supporting faculty development, designing and teaching courses in creativity and music technology, conducting ensembles, and directing theater productions. Since 2016, she has collaborated with researchers at Harvard’s Project Zero to develop coursework and tools designed to strengthen and cultivate creativity in the classroom. In 2018, she began coaching educators from around the world in the HGSE Project Zero online classroom, where she has had the opportunity  to lead K-12 teams of educators and administrators from New York, Connecticut, Virgina, Maryland,  Romania, Argentina, the Philippines, Ireland, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, Chile, and Ghana.  She has presented her work on creativity at the Harvard Project Zero Perspectives Conference, The Pittsburgh Project Zero Summer Institute for Teaching and Learning, the Bay School of San Francisco, the Gordon Institute for Music Learning, Baldwin-Wallace University, Oberlin College, Education through Music, the Ohio Music Education Association, and in the March 2018 issue of Cleveland Magazine. In her twenty-three years of professional experience, Jodie has worked with preschool, elementary, middle school, high school, and collegiate level students and teachers. She is eager to exchange ideas with educators, learn from others, and disrupt traditional narratives of creativity in order to make the world a better place for all. Contact: Jodie L. Ricci jricc@hawken.edu