Monica Grable hired to become Montana Arts Council’s Arts Education Director
Wednesday February 1, 2017
Montana – The Montana Arts Council welcomes Monica Grable to its staff to become the agency’s Arts Education director. Grable begins her duties today and replaces outgoing Arts Education director Emily Kohring who has moved with her family to St. Louis, Missouri.
“We bid Emily a fond farewell, and we welcome Monica to our team,” says Interim Co-Director Cinda Holt. “She brings the perfect skill set to the job, having been both an educator in our public school system, and a presenter of a successful performing arts series in the Bitterroot.”
Monica will be responsible for directing the agency’s arts learning initiatives. As the Arts Education director she is responsible for program design, evaluation as well as creating partnership opportunities to meet current needs and trends in the area of Montana's arts education. The Arts Education director oversees the agency’s arts education granting programs and directs, plans and implements arts education policies.
Monica holds a Master’s Degree in Education-Curriculum and Instruction from St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis, MN. She is a consummate arts professional with twenty-four years’ experience as an arts administrator, presenter, and visual arts educator; specializing in programming authentic, multidisciplinary arts experiences for all ages.
Monica came to the Montana Arts Council from Hamilton School District No.3 where she was a Visual Arts educator since 2012, teaching courses in Painting, Ceramics, Mixed Media Sculpture and Introduction to Art to students in grades 9-12. She designed curricula for all courses; taught and led an effort to update course offerings to better accommodate student choice within the department; and initiated and led after-school open studio sessions and summer studio.
As the executive director of the Hamilton Performing Arts Series, Hamilton, MT, Monica served in a primary leadership role to transition the series from its school district venue-run operation to an independent entity, guiding all aspects of operation for twelve-performance subscription season.
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