Ann DeLorenzo has worked in non-profit fundraising in New Orleans since 2010. Prior to joining KID smART, she was the Foundation Relations Officer for Dillard University and the Capital Campaign Officer for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, where she worked on the capital campaign for the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center. Before New Orleans, Ann lived in Washington, DC, and worked in communications for the University of Maryland. Ann has bachelor’s degrees in English and Creative Writing from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in English from the University of Maryland.
Communication & Project Manager
Cheryl Manley manages KID smART’s digital and print marketing as well as in-school communication and documentation. She can often be found photographing KID smART Creative Classrooms and developing new ways to share students’ growth through the arts. In 2016, she presented on KID smART’s storytelling practices at the National Guild Conference for Community Arts Education. Cheryl has worked as a marketing and digital media consultant for several local organizations including the New Orleans Swing Dance Festival, Elephant Quilt Productions, and The NOLA Project. She earned bachelor’s degrees in Communication Studies and Video Production from Loyola University Chicago.
Elise Gallinot Goldman
Elise Gallinot Goldman coordinated development of The KID smART Model, a comprehensive multi-faceted arts integration program designed around direct instruction in classrooms and professional development for classroom teachers and teaching artists. She is on faculty at Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero Classroom and Arts and Passion Driven Learning institutes and has researched and trained in best practices through national models. Elise received her certification training in Montessori education and taught for four years before focusing on arts administration. She received her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Georgia in Athens and her Masters Degree in Arts Administration from the University of New Orleans.
India King Robins
India King is a writer, theater artist and educator committed to affirming and uplifting youth and people of color through the arts. She moved to New Orleans in 2009 to teach special education at KIPP Believe College Prep, where she worked for eight years. Before transitioning into arts administration, India worked at KBCP as an assistant principal and family engagement chair. India recently launched a passion project with a colleague focused on creating artistic experiences that highlight artists who identify as black and female, and she is writing her first play as a part of Southern Rep Theatre’s 4D play development program. India received her B.S. in Communications from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and will earn a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from the University of New Orleans in December 2018.
Finance and Operations Manager
Sirah Laub moved to New Orleans from San Francisco in 2011 and worked at Tulane University and Preservation Hall before joining the team at KIDsmART. She loves working with creative, local businesses to demystify accounting and take the anxiety out of bookkeeping so that business owners can focus on doing what they love and are great at. When she is not crunching numbers she makes costumes and does interior and exterior design projects.
Tiana Nobile has been working in New Orleans schools since 2009. Starting as a paraprofessional, she then worked as a lead classroom teacher for several years before joining KID smART as a Teaching Artist and Arts Coach. In this role, she teaches in a collaborative artist residency at Esperanza Charter School and coaches teachers on how to best integrate the arts in their classrooms. She also designs and facilitates professional development workshops on effectively integrating poetry and visual art with academic curriculum. She received her Bachelor’s of the Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College, Master’s of Arts in Teaching in elementary and special education from the University of New Orleans, and a Master’s in Fine Arts in Poetry from Warren Wilson College. As a professional poet, her writing has appeared online and in print, and she is a recipient of a 2017 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, the Lucy Grealy Prize for Poetry, and a poetry fellowship from Kundiman.
Zeb Hollins, III
Zeb Hollins III studied Speech/Theatre at Southern University and worked and studied Educational Theatre with New York University’s Creative Arts Team as a Master Actor/Teacher for six years. While in New York, he performed in numerous productions at The Billie Holiday Theatre, The Negro Ensemble Company, and Woodie King’s New Federal Theatre. He conducted violence prevention and arts in education workshops throughout NYC public schools with The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, and The Leadership Program Inc. He has performed with several New Orleans arts organizations including The NOLA Project, Southern Rep, Goat in the Road Productions, The Bayou Playhouse, LePetit Theatre Du Vieux Carre, and Anthony Bean Community Theatre. He recently completed Visible Thinking, Programs in Professional Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Zoe Cuneo grew up in the arts in Baton Rouge. She completed a Bachelor degree in Film, Theatre & Communication Arts, followed by a Masters degree in Arts Administration, both from the University of New Orleans. Prior to KID smART, Zoe’s worked at Theatre Baton Rouge, the New Orleans Museum of Art, Gallery B. Fos, and Frank Relle Photography. She has donated artwork to the Aveda Institute South’s Catwalk for Water fundraiser, and volunteered at the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the NOCCA Institute.