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Daniel Bergman

Program Director

Daniel joined CAW as Program Director in early 2017 to build on CAW’s legacy of successful creative youth development. His career has been dedicated to the power of inquiry-based, hands-on education. As a teacher, administrator, and thought leader, Daniel has led programs and developed curricula that engage audiences from early childhood to senior citizens, inviting them to observe carefully, imagine widely, create skillfully, embody empathy and think critically.

Daniel brings thirty years of experience as an arts educator and administrator in schools, non-profits and museums. Prior to joining CAW, he served as Director of Education and Community Engagement at The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, a museum of contemporary art and studio school in Summit, NJ. At VACNJ, he collaborated with teaching artists and senior staff to implement programming for school and community groups, including over 400 8th grade students from Elizabeth Public Schools and over 100 students from the Thomas Jefferson Art Academy. In school settings, Mr. Bergman has served as Head of the Visual and Performing Arts at Dwight School, an International Baccalaureate school in New York City, and as Head of Visual Arts at Trinity School, also in NYC. In both schools, he mentored teaching staff and worked with them to develop sequential, inquiry based, developmentally appropriate curricula. Earlier in his career, he served as a teaching artist at museums, including PS1, MoMA and The Guggenheim, and with community-based organizations, such as Lincoln Center Institute, and Studio in a School. Daniel serves on The Teaching and Learning Committee of the Board at The Center for Arts Education.

Daniel holds a bachelor's degree in Studio Art and Intellectual History from Wesleyan University, a Masters of Fine Art in Studio Art from School of Visual Arts and a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. His thoughts on education, creativity and leadership can be found on his blog, danielbergman323.wordpress.com.

Daniel brings thirty years of experience as an arts educator and administrator in schools, non-profits and museums. Prior to joining CAW, he served as Director of Education and Community Engagement at The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, a museum of contemporary art and studio school in Summit, NJ. At VACNJ, he collaborated with teaching artists and senior staff to implement programming for school and community groups, including over 400 8th grade students from Elizabeth Public Schools and over 100 students from the Thomas Jefferson Art Academy. In school settings, Mr. Bergman has served as Head of the Visual and Performing Arts at Dwight School, an International Baccalaureate school in New York City, and as Head of Visual Arts at Trinity School, also in NYC. In both schools, he mentored teaching staff and worked with them to develop sequential, inquiry based, developmentally appropriate curricula. Earlier in his career, he served as a teaching artist at museums, including PS1, MoMA and The Guggenheim, and with community-based organizations, such as Lincoln Center Institute, and Studio in a School. Daniel serves on The Teaching and Learning Committee of the Board at The Center for Arts Education. Daniel holds a bachelor's degree in Studio Art and Intellectual History from Wesleyan University, a Masters of Fine Art in Studio Art from School of Visual Arts and a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. His thoughts on education, creativity and leadership can be found on his blog, danielbergman323.wordpress.com. In addition to being a painter and sculptor, Daniel is an avid fan of minor league baseball and all things related to Detroit, his hometown.

In addition to being a painter and sculptor, Daniel is an avid fan of minor league baseball and all things related to Detroit, his hometown.