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Jordan LaSalle (she/her/hers) fosters the conditions for equitable and accessible high quality arts education. As the Vice President of Education at the John F. Kennedy  Center for the Performing Arts, she oversees strategic plan implementation; balances  mission, vision, and fiscal responsibility; and manages a team working with students,  teachers, school districts, and communities both locally and nationally. She managed  the Chicago Public Schools Department of Arts Education, which supports 1400 arts  teachers, provides student programming, and advocates for how to best include the  arts in schools’ core curriculum. She was instrumental in transforming Chicago’s All City Performing Arts to be strongly student-centered, reaching more young people in  more neighborhoods. She serves with pride on the Board of Directors for Young  Chicago Authors and on the Advisory Board of Colorado College’s Fine Arts Center.  Experience as a public school music teacher and non-profit program director, as well  as advanced degrees in business and arts administration, increase Jordan’s fluency  among multiple environments and audiences.

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