Dustin Loehr

Where Need and Opportunity Meet: Using Advocacy, Data and Policy Literacy to Support Arts Education -
10:00 am 10/16/2019
Apache/Cochise, Tucson Convention Center

In order to access the support mechanisms that are available for arts education projects, activities and classes, stakeholders have to be literate in three key areas:
Advocacy
Data/Policy Literacy
Available Opportunities for Artists, Arts Organizations and Educators

Dustin Loehr, an Arizona native, was appointed Director of Arts Education & Title IV A for the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) in May 2018. There he oversees all program aspects of Well-Rounded Education, Safe & Healthy Students, and Digital Literacy, and serves as the director for the Office of Arts Education, Office of Safe & Healthy Students, and Office of Digital Literacy. Dustin also works with Title I communities as a member of ADE’s ESSA Implementation Committee and the state’s Title IV-A Liaison to the U.S. Department of Education Office of Safe and Healthy Students. Loehr also holds a M.A. in Humanities with an emphasis on Expressive Arts and Education from Prescott College (B.A., ASU; A.A., Mesa Community College). He’s contributed to numerous texts on the art of storytelling and data literacy in arts education, and he serves on the Board of Directors for State Education Agencies Directors of Arts Education.