Madeleine Fuchs Holzer, Educator in Residence, is the former executive director of EmaginationEd, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and fostering perception, imagination and creative action across academic disciplines. For over twelve years, she served as educational development director and program development director at Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education, where she wrote the Institute’s Capacities for Imaginative Learning and other conceptual documents. At the same time, she was responsible for the Institute’s education programs K-12 and teacher education collaborations in the New York City Metropolitan area, as well as the initial development of the High School for Arts, Imagination and Inquiry and partnering with New Visions for Public Schools on two new charter high schools.
Since September 2015, Holzer has served as a visiting scholar at Lesley University, an honorary position that recognizes her leadership in creativity and the arts. At Lesley, she serves as an advisor to the faculty and graduate students through the programs of the Creativity Commons, a shared space for scholars and students from across the university that initiates and supports research in teaching, learning, and assessment of creativity.
Holzer’s poetry and essays have been published in Education Week, Black Fly Review, Footwork: Paterson Literary Review and Pearl, among others. She has taught at Cornell and New York Universities, and at Fox Lane High School in Bedford, New York. In addition, she taught poetry at East Side Community High School in New York City, and was Senior Editor for English/Language Arts at Sunburst Communications, where she developed the award-winning CD-ROMs Romeo and Juliet: Center Stage and In My Own Voice: Multicultural Poets on Identity. Holzer holds an Ed.D from Teachers College, Columbia University, an MA in English with a concentration in creative writing from New York University, and a MSW with a concentration in community organization from the University of Michigan. She was also a fellow at the MacDowell Colony.