Jamie Rosenfeld and Isadora Italia are two Hood staff members whom students living in the Upper Valley and at Dartmouth will recognize for their front-facing roles in welcoming and guiding visits to the Hood Museum of Art. Jamie and Isadora’s work furthers the Hood’s vision to promote engaged learning and creative activity, encouraging students of all ages to develop fresh insights into the world around us.
In her role as museum educator since October 2017, Jamie Rosenfeld teaches the multiple-visit gallery and studio programs Art Start (for grades 1–3) and Images (for grades 4–6). She also develops and leads other educational programs for Upper Valley families. Jamie remarks, “I find the multiple-visit programs to be particularly impactful and exciting as they allow an educator to see the students grow and change over time. From session to session, I can see students engaging more deeply with the works, looking more closely, and thinking more critically. It is such a treat to share in this development.” Before coming to the Hood, Jamie was the coordinator of school and educator programs at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Taking on a role newly created to promote and facilitate student-focused programming and social engagement, Isadora Italia joined the Hood staff as campus engagement coordinator in May 2018. Isadora remarks, “I look forward to working with student and campus groups and the Hood staff to create programs and online resources that make the museum more accessible and responsive to the Dartmouth and Upper Valley communities. My door is always open to new ideas and collaborations!” Previously Isadora worked as Washington, DC, community director for IVY, where she connected professionals and rising leaders through social and educational experiences. She also held internships in the education departments at the Yale Center for British Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.