Kirtley is a Senior Education Producer in Kids’ Media and Education at WNET New York Public Media, New York’s flagship PBS station. She creates education resources for PBS LearningMedia and manages outreach to support WNET productions like Films By Kids. She also leads WNET’s Youth Collective, a youth media and engagement initiative that aims to amplify youth voice and provide a platform for young people to engage in the important work of building a more ethical world. Previously, Kirtley worked for eight years as a Project Manager at International Cinema Education, an NGO at the United Nations that uses film to teach students about global issues and she also taught high school English for five years in the Bronx as part of the New York City Teaching Fellows Program. Kirtley holds a BA in English from Stanford University and MA in Education from City College.
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