Rebecca Deutsch

Faculty

Rebecca Deutsch

Upper School Art Teacher

Rebecca Deutsch holds a B.A. from Oberlin College and a M.Ed. in arts education from Harvard University. Her work investigates new ways that performance, public art, and storytelling can be used to create meaningful, responsive, and transformative experiences for youth and communities. She previously taught at The Berkeley School and Montessori Family School, in El Cerrito. In 2018, Rebecca completed a Fulbright scholarship in Athens, Greece where she taught social justice and performance to middle school students, culminating in a large public sculpture and performance in Heraklion, Crete. Her theater and public artwork are highly collaborative and have been developed in communities across Greece, New York, Ohio, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Palo Alto. When she isn’t teaching art, she loves to garden, cook, and go on long hikes in Oakland, where she lives. Rebecca is thrilled to join the Black Pine Circle community this year.

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