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Marcia McCaffrey



Biography

Arts Consultant, New Hampshire Department of Education

As arts consultant for the New Hampshire Department of Education, Marcia McCaffrey leads the state's public education sector in defining and meeting quality arts education in New Hampshire. She is also president-elect of the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) and represents SEADAE on the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) Leadership Team, which is revising the national voluntary arts standards. Ms. Mccaffrey's past experience includes serving as a National Endowment for the Arts grant panelist for Learning in the Arts; serving as steering committee member for the State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards/Arts Consortium (a project out of the Council of Chief State School Officers); presenting at national conferences on topics including the power of arts assessment to change teaching, learning, and arts education in the 21st Century; drafting and editing the New Hampshire K-12 Curriculum Framework for the Arts; and producing the report, Measuring Up: New Hampshire Arts Education Data Project. Besides teaching dance in the public schools in Montclair, New Jersey, her experience includes dance performance, teaching in higher education (Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, Lane Community College in Oregon, and Cornell University in New York), curriculum development, meeting facilitation, owning a of a small dance business, and directing a seniors' dance company.  She holds an M.A. in dance education from Columbia University, and B.S. degrees in elementary education and physical education from Iowa State University.
Marcia McCaffrey