Kennedy Center - Dir Natl Partnerships for the Education Division
At the Kennedy Center, Barbara Shepherd directs National Partnerships for the Education Division. Currently 136 collaborations in 48 states participate in National Partnerships programs. Ms. Shepherd facilitated the National Conversation on Artist Professional Development which led to the publication of A Framework for Providing Professional Development Opportunities for Teaching Artists, for which she is a contributing author. She served as a task force member and contributing author of the Arts Education Partnership publication, Young Children and the Arts: Making Creative Connections. From 2002-2006 she was an associate editor of the Teaching Artist Journal. Since 2008, she has served on the National Artist Advisory Committee for the Hermitage Artist Retreat near Sarasota.