School of EducationDepartment
Teaching Learning and Culture: Educational Theatre
Ms. Hartong has over twenty years of experience in Theater Education in a variety of settings including public and private schools, higher education, teaching artist residencies, alternative school settings, after school programs, schools in developing nations, and international schools. Her most recent work includes developing school wide Theater Programs for Public School 295, IS 231, and The East West School of International Studies. These programs served between 250-420 students per week and were cited as a citywide model classroom for high quality Theater education. For many years, Mina worked with the Office of Arts and Special Projects as a Curriculum Writer, Course Instructor for New Teachers, and a Program Manager and Mentor for the Theater Teaching Fellows Program.In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Ms. Hartong sits on the faculty at City College of New York, Brooklyn College, and the Advisory Board for the Educational Theater Department at City College. Through her action research for Artful Learning Communities (an initiative co-sponsored by the NYCDOE, Arts Connection and the United States DOE) Mina has published Theater curriculum and coached many new teachers. When she is not teaching, she performs stand up comedy and is working on a book about her experiences in the Drama Classroom. She holds a B.A. from Smith College, and an M.A. in Arts Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Mina is a member of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab.