Phone: 412.578.8814


Degrees and Certifications:

MA, Arts in Education/ developmental psychology Teachers College, Columbia University Art Students League PA Instructional Certification Art K-12 - Carlow University BA- University of Pittsburgh

Leigh Roche - Art Teacher

The arts, it has been said, cannot change the world, but they may change human beings who might change the world.-- Maxine Greene


I began my art teaching as an intern in the Childrens Room in the Carnegie Museum of Art Saturday Art program. That was a long time ago, but it was when my love for art and my love for teaching came alive and put me on this path. I have worked as a teaching artist in museum education, schools, and community programs including:

- Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (Art instructor: preschool, school-age, and young adults)

- Greater Pittsburgh YMCA ( Art instructor: school-age art classes and camps)

- PALS (Homeschool) Enrichment Program ( Art instructor: preschool through high school)

- The Hudson River Museum (Curator of school programs: school and group tours and workshops)

- The Bronx Museum of Arts ( Art instructior:  family art workshops)

- The Center for Music and the Arts, Bronx NY (Art program director & instructor: preschool through middle school art classes)

- Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC ( Visual Thinking Strategies workshops for school-age children and high school students focused on dialogues to facilitate engaging with/interpreting  works of art )

- Falk School ( behavior support through private agency) 

- Propel Schools ( behavior support through private agency/ teacher) 

- Carlow University Early Learning Center


In my personal time, I enjoy writing, yoga, and spending time with my son and daughter, and husband ( and my pets- a dog and rabbit). I also volunteer at the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse.

Professional Affiliations:

National Art Education Association

Association for Midlevel Education

National Association for the Education of Young Children

Teachers College Alumni Association

Pennsylvania Arts Education Network


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