June 21, 2023
by Center for Architecture
Lisa Mazzola. Photo: Filip Wolak.
Lisa Mazzola. Photo: Filip Wolak.

The Center for Architecture is delighted to welcome Lisa Mazzola as Director of Education, following the departure of Catherine Teegarden, who led the organization’s K-12 Department for nearly three decades.

Mazzola has been working in art education for over 25 years. She joins the Center for Architecture most recently from the Museum of Modern Art, where she was the Director of Young Learners. In that role, she developed programing to support K-12 schools, teens, and teachers, including onsite programs and online courses on Coursera that helped connect K-12 and lifelong learners to the art and ideas of our time.

Prior to her work at MoMA, Mazzola coordinated gallery education and special projects at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, and coordinated school partnership programs at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. She is also the author of the chapter “Adapting the Tour Planning Template for Social-Emotional Learning” in the book Interactive Museum Tours: A Guide to In-Person and Virtual Experiences.

Mazzola received a BA in Art History from SUNY Oswego and an MA in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Urban Education from the CUNY Graduate Center. Her professional and personal journey is inspired by the arts as a tool for learning, engagement, and connection.

Mazzola is looking forward to working with the AIANY and Center for Architecture teams to bring design education to ever-broadening audiences.