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Elisa Patterson
Elisa Patterson has been a museum educator for over twenty years. She is committed to making art accessible to all students and teachers by developing, implementing, and evaluating high quality and relevant programs. In her work with high school students at the National Gallery of Art, she has the opportunity to use galleries filled with original works of art as her classroom. She is most pleased when she sees students make personal connections with art history and art-making.

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