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. 

Maggie Milne Martens, AIRS Director

Colleen Mieczaniec, AIRS Lead Teacher

Alison Diesvelt, Intermediate Teacher, Trudeau Elementary

Dorothy Watkins, Principal, Seymour Elementary

Dr. Vicki Kelly, Associate Professor, Indigenous Art Education,

Wendy Chang, Rennie Museum, Director

Hannah Jickling, Artist and Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Community + Culture, ECUAD

Dianne Turner, Educational Leadership and Executive Consultant