Advisory Board


The AIRS program is managed by a program director and lead teacher in partnership with Vancouver School Board staff and an advisory board. This model of consultation ensures best practices for allocating funds and creating sustainable, successful and meaningful artist-studio residencies for students and teachers. 

Candace Curr,  Indigenous  Education Enhancement Teacher, Vancouver School Board

Wendy Chang, Director,  Rennie Museum

Alison Diesvelt, Intermediate Teacher, Trudeau Elementary

Hannah Jickling, Artist and Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Community + Culture, Emily Carr University of Art and Design

Dr. Vicki Kelly, Associate Professor, Indigenous Art Education, Simon Fraser University

Maggie Milne Martens, AIRS Director

Colleen Mieczaniec, AIRS Lead Teacher, Primary Teacher, Nightingale Elementary

David Nelson, Deputy Superintendent, Vancouver School Board

Dorothy Watkins, Principal, Seymour Elementary

Amanda Wood, Textile Artist and Artist in Residence, AIRS program