Tal Bar Zemer

A3. The Healing Arts: Lessons from a Trauma-Informed Healing Arts Theater Program

Tal Bar Zemer (she/her) is the Program Director of the Arts Education Department at Partnership With Children. Tal has a background in arts education and youth development with diverse experiences in public education, after school, arts, youth services, and community organizing. She has worked as a teaching artist, program manager, and program evaluator, and prior to her current role, was Community School Director at Partnership with Children. Her expertise in program design and assessment incorporates best practices from positive youth development principles, culturally responsive teaching, anti-racist teaching, and trauma-informed care. Tal is passionate about work that elevates youth development experiences and brings together school, family and community to create positive, purposeful, and joyful learning spaces for youth. Tal has an MSED in Leadership in Community Based Learning from Bank Street College of Education and a BA in Educational Theater from Sarah Lawrence College.