Lynne Silverstein has 50 years’ experience in designing and leading programs in arts education, arts integration, and professional learning for educators and teaching artists. In addition, Lynne spent almost a decade teaching visual arts in the public schools. Working on staff and then as senior program consultant to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, as well as other arts organizations around the nation, Lynne’s work has focused on creating model programs and resources for teaching and learning in and through the arts. She is an author of various journal articles.
A frequent collaborator with Sean Layne, Lynne and Sean worked together to create the Kennedy Center’s definition for arts integration as well as numerous seminars for teaching artists interested in working more effectively in schools.
In arts administration, Lynne designed and directed Kennedy Center’s award-winning national program that established partnerships between arts organizations and schools. In the area of professional learning, Lynne directed the Kennedy Center’s local Professional Development Program for Teachers, and consulted with arts organizations to help them develop more effective programs.
In resource development, Lynne worked with performing artists to assist them in developing effective performance guides to prepare young people for performances. She co-developed a Humanities Curriculum for the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS).
Previously, Lynne directed the National Aesthetic Learning Center, a teacher education center for a federally-funded national education lab and led a teacher education program in aesthetic education for Prince William County Public Schools, VA where she also taught visual arts.
Her formal education includes a BFA from New York’s Cornell University and an MA in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech.