Chris Wisniewski – Studio in a School

Studio Appoints Christopher Wisniewski as Executive Director
of NYC Schools Programs

PictureChristopher Wisniewski

Studio in a School has hired Christopher Wisniewski as the Executive Director for its New York City Schools Programs. For the past 11 years, Mr. Wisniewski led the education department at Museum of the Moving Image, where he most recently held the title Deputy Director for Education and Visitor Experience.

Studio in a School is also excited to announce that it is expanding its mission and scope by creating the Studio Institute to replicate the New York City program nationwide. Studio President & CEO Tom Cahill will serve as Director of the Studio Institute.

Studio in a School Founder & Chair Agnes Gund said, “We are thrilled to recruit an individual
with Christopher’s arts and education experience and unbridled enthusiasm to head our
New York City Schools Programs. At the same time, we are excited to expand Studio’s winning approach nationally under Tom Cahill’s wise and experienced leadership.”

Studio President & CEO Tom Cahill said, “The Studio in a School partnership with the New York City Department of Education has never been stronger, and we are delighted to have Christopher in this new leadership position at Studio.”

In his time at Museum of the Moving Image, Mr. Wisniewski was responsible for all aspects of its education programs. He has spoken nationally and internationally on media education, museum education, and digital media and learning. He also served on the steering committee to develop the New York City Department of Education’s Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Moving Image. Mr. Wisniewski is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University and an M.A. graduate of New York University.

Mr. Wisniewski said, “As a great fan of and periodic partner with Studio in a School over the past decade, I am thrilled by the opportunity to profit from Tom’s great experience and continue to develop and expand this wonderful program that does so much to build the critical thinking skills and confidence of the children of New York City.”