As Director of Creative Voices, Armando Banchs manages curriculum, partnerships, budgeting, and facilitates collaboration for the programs in his division: The Fellowship Initiative - Dallas, Youth 2 Power, Youth Advisory Committee, Artivism, and Creative Solutions. Armando worked as an advocate for Education and Leadership in Dallas and Arlington for the past eighteen years, and brings expertise as an educator, artist, mentor, curriculum designer, and program manager to Creative Voices. His experiences include teaching at Dallas ISD and Arlington Classics Academy; after-school academic and arts mentoring to at-risk youth; mentoring student-teachers; teaching adult citizenship night classes; and creating district writing curriculum. Notables: Campus Teacher of the Year 2006 & 2007, MET Teacher 2010-2013, Dallas Theater Center Project Discovery – Young Patrons Program Awardee, Dallas Holocaust Museum – Teacher Consultant 2012, Advisory Board Member for Pathways to Hope and 826 Dallas.
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