Mariah Rankine-Landers

Mariah (she/ her) is most proud of her 12 years as a kindergarten and first grade teacher. She stepped out of the classroom in 2011 to lead for teacher leadership and school transformation at Alameda County Office of Education, a role she was asked to lead due to her outstanding methodology and equity outcomes in her classroom leading through the arts.  Mariah is sought out for her ability to design responsive curriculum centered in creative inquiry. She’s a coach to school leaders, classroom teachers, and educators at large to interrupt master narratives in favor of systems whose outcomes are justice.

About

Mariah’s work promotes and invites the educational system to redesign its purposes with the role of the contemporary artists at the forefront of how young people can develop the capacity for imagination, innovation, perception, and critical thought that will bridge and build a society that we all deserve.  Mariah leads with conviction that if you tend to your heart, tend to the art that motivates you, and lead with love, that our schools can dissolve the oppressive systems they uphold and become the sanctuaries we all need to fully bloom and become.  She was particularly motivated to co-found Rise Up! An American Curriculum inspired by the musical “Hamilton, An American Musical” to transform teaching and learning through creative inquiry. Mariah as a doorway to activate the changes in attitudes, assumptions and patterns of knowing that teachers and students should wrestle with.

  In recent years, Mariah Rankine-Landers, has been a fellow for the National Arts Strategies Harvard Business Program, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and Harvard’s Project Zero.  She was featured on The Electric Company (PBS), The Teaching Channel, Education.com, Teaching Artists Guild, and Happy Black Girl.  She co-founded Canerow, a resource and database of literature for children of color written by authors of color.  She is also a founder of Chapter 510, a writing center for youth in Oakland and served on the board for 7 years.  She still studies tap dance, which has been a lifelong love affair.

 

 

De lo que Mariah (ella) se siente más orgullosa es de sus doce años como maestra de jardín de niños y de primer grado. Salió de las aulas en el 2011 para administrar el liderazgo magisterial y la transformación escolar desde la Oficina de Educación del Condado de Alameda, un papel que se le ofreció debido a sus sobresalientes metodologías y resultados de equidad obtenidos gracias a su liderazgo en el aula a través de las artes. Mariah es buscada por su capacidad para diseñar planes de estudios sensibles y centrados en la investigación creativa. Imparte cursos a líderes escolares, maestros de aula y educadores en general para interrumpir las narrativas dominantes y en favor de sistemas que resulten en justicia.
 
El trabajo de Mariah invita al sistema educativo a rediseñar sus propósitos para que las personas jóvenes puedan desarrollar sus capacidades imaginativas, innovadoras, sensoriales y críticas. Encabezado por artistas, este proyecto tenderá un puente y construirá una sociedad que todos merecemos. Mariah lidera con la convicción de que si cultivas tu corazón, cultivas el arte que te motiva y te dejas guiar por el amor, nuestras escuelas pueden disolver los sistemas opresivos que ahora defienden y convertirse en los santuarios que todos necesitamos para florecer y alcanzar nuestro máximo potencial. El musical Hamilton fue una de las cosas que la motivaron a cofundar Rise Up! An American Curriculum, un programa de estudios que busca transformar el aprendizaje y la enseñanza a través de la investigación creativa. Mariah proporciona una puerta de entrada para activar los cambios de actitudes, suposiciones y patrones de conocimiento que profesores y alumnos deben reflexionar a profundidad.
 
En años recientes, Mariah Rankine-Landers ha sido socia del National Arts Strategies Harvard Business Program, el Yerba Buena Center for the Arts y el Project Zero de Harvard. Ha aparecido en The Electric Company (del canal PBS), The Teaching Channel, Education.com, Teaching Artists Guild y Happy Black Girl. Cofundó Canerow, un recurso y base de datos de literatura infantil escrita por personas de color. También es fundadora de Chapter 510, un centro de escritura para jóvenes en Oakland, y ha sido parte de su junta directiva durante siete años. Tiene una historia amorosa que ha durado toda la vida: bailar tap.

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photo of Mariah Rankine-Landers

Agenda

Oct
19
Heirlooms and Accessories: Using Arts to Look at Lineage and Narrative
Studio Pathways hosts a second arts-based interactive workshop, addressing the heirlooms and accessories that we carry and display, often unconsciously, and how to let go of the ones we no longer need and allow for healing in their place. This workshop dives into ancestral listening and activation. Come ready to engage with the past as we bridge to the future. Please bring an heirloom (doesn't have to be something from a family line), something to write on and something to write with. This workshop builds from the morning session Breaking Patterns (attendance at both sessions is not required).
Oct
19
Breaking Patterns: A visual arts-based workshop
Are you grappling with how to move the needle in addressing racial and social justice? Studio Pathways provides profound creative action to activate and embody the changes you're seeking. Known for their bridging practices for effective cultural shifts within educational and organizational spaces, Mariah and Jessa invite you to engage with Breaking Patterns. This creative experience will support you to examine personal and systemic patterns and how to create new ones through artful thinking. Please bring pieces of scrap paper for collage, something to write on and something to write with.