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Paula Liz

Paula Liz (she/her/ella) was born in Puerto Rico and raised near Baltimore, Maryland. She attended the Maryland Institute College of Art, receiving her BFA in Painting and MAT in Art Education. Paula Liz has over a decade of teaching experience at public, independent, and charter schools in New York, Texas, Washington DC, and Maryland. In 2022, she was named Maryland Art Educator of the Year. Paula Liz is the current Youth and Preservice Program Manager for the National Art Education Association. Outside of the classroom, Paula Liz is the founder and Executive Director of Anti-Racist Art Teachers, former Associate Chair of the National Art Education Association Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commission, former Treasurer of the Maryland Art Education Association, and an initial cohort member of the Maryland State Department of Education's Anti-Racist Educators In The Arts Learning Lab (A-REALL). In 2023, she co-authored "Anti-Racist Art Activities for Kids: 30+ Creative Projects that Celebrate Diversity and Inspire Change" and authored "Be a Creative Changemaker: A Kids' Art Activity Book Inspired by the Amazing Life Stories of Diverse Artists from Around the World." Paula Liz was one of three art educators who collaborated with EmbraceRace to create the Drawing Differences art program, a program geared at students from 3rd through 5th grade and their adults to encourage racial diversity in kids' art work.

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