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Rachel Valsing - July Mentor
Serving as VP Programs for the Maryland Art Education Association for the past four years, Valsing designs professional learning for art teachers and students throughout the state and leads a committee of educators statewide in planning workshops. She is an art teacher and department chair in Baltimore County, where she has been working since graduation from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2007. To support a strong arts community, Valsing has facilitated numerous student-led projects, including murals, art exhibits, and performances. Bringing professional experience to the art room is a passion. Through lessons, artist talks, and residencies, she strives to connect the work of practicing artists to her students.