SILVER SPRING, Md., April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, School for Tomorrow announced that David Bottini has agreed to become its first-ever Director of Visual Design and Art Integration.
"David is an incredibly accomplished artist and art educator with an empowering perspective on the academic value of arts integration," said Alan Shusterman, Founder and Head of School for Tomorrow (SFT). "His innovative and multi-faceted approaches to visual design and art make David a perfect fit for SFT."
Bottini has 24 years of teaching and administrative experience at colleges and independent schools in the D.C. and Baltimore regions. He is coming to SFT from Frederick Community College, where he currently teaches art studio courses. His past experience includes serving as a member of The National Gallery of Art Teacher Advisory Board and volunteering with "Kids in Design," a program that brings design education to Baltimore City youth.
Bottini earned his M.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art & Design and has also studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Bottini taught three classes at SFT in the first trimester of this year that were very well received by his students, but prior commitment precluded him from teaching in the second trimester. In this new role, his responsibilities will include teaching art and design courses, recruiting and managing teachers, and helping to integrate visual design and art across different subjects at SFT.
"I am thrilled to continue and expand upon my work here at School for Tomorrow," Bottini said. "Research has time and time again shown that integrating art in the classroom has significant cognitive and other benefits. I'm very excited to finally find a school committed to putting this research into practice."
About School for Tomorrow:
School for Tomorrow is a groundbreaking, nonprofit, model independent school committed to serving a diversity of students in grades 4-12. Founded in 2009 in response to a critical need for change in secondary education, SFT uses the most current and compelling research, resources, and practices from the field of education and beyond to empower our students to reach their fullest potential in academics and in life in the decades ahead. More at sftedu.org.
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