Park Welomes Deborah Hull as New K–12 Director of Arts


Park is pleased to welcome our new K–12 Director of Arts, Deborah Hull. Deborah is an arts educator, program founder, choreographer, and performer. She has worked with students from Kindergarten through Grade 12, and has taught subjects as varied as dance and movement, performance, musical theater, health and wellness, and French. Over the last several years, she has worked at The Hamlin School in San Francisco and at The American School in London, serving in a number of leadership roles. Deborah earned her B.A. in French Language and Literature from Amherst College and her M.F.A. in Dance: Choreography and Performance from Arizona State University. Deborah is also a Certified Laban-Bartenieff Movement Analyst (CLMA), receiving her certification from the Integrated Movement Studies Program in Berkeley, California.

In all of her areas of focus, she has sought to incorporate interdisciplinary and multi-modality approaches and practices into her classrooms and studios. As she shared with the search committee in her introductory letter, she is “passionate about program, pedagogy, and best practices,” and loves “both the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ of teaching and learning.” Trained in the groundbreaking work of Lois Hetland and Harvard University’s Project Zero research, Deborah uses the Studio Habits of Mind that have informed our own department’s practice for many years, and will join Park with a wonderfully aligned vision for what a strong progressive arts education can, and should, look like. 

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