It’s hard for Edith to pick a favorite teacher beyond her mother, who jumped rope with her students in platform heels and made home visits to get to know their parents. But Edith’s had quite a few great teachers who inspired her to love learning. Mrs. Smith fed Edith’s love of reading and writing and running and the outdoors. Mrs. Thayer rocked U.S. History. Mr. Brady developed her curiosity about the beautiful intricacies of nature. Ms. Werman opened her mind to French, Baudelaire, and exploring another culture.
Now Edith applies her love of learning as the architect of the NEA Foundation’s communications strategy. She works with Foundation staff and partners to tell stories that show the value and impact of the Foundation’s work.
Edith has been a communicator for her whole career, and she uses that experience every day at the Foundation. She also uses the deep connection to education that comes from having teachers as mother, grandmother and grandfather, sister, two nieces, and a cousin.
Edith’s communications experience includes a unique job – she spent a year doing communications for a USAID-funded project supporting Romania’s transition from communism to a free-market economy.