Carol Ponder, a professional singer, actress,
and musician of almost 40 years, has 20 years of experience in education through
the arts. As a Teaching Artist and consultant, Ponder has taught in classrooms
in the North and Southeast and California, and makes a point of doing residency
work to make sure that her theory is always grounded in reality. Working with the Lincoln Center Institute,
the Kennedy Center, the Empire State Partnerships program, VSA arts
(International and Tennessee), the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts
Center and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, among many other
organizations, she has provided professional development for teachers,
administrators, and Teaching Artists. Carol’s expertise extends to assessment and evaluation as well as arts
integration and teaching performance skills.
Carol Ponder is Montalvo’s first Teaching Artist Fellow, Fall 2007.